My Tiny Brood of Backyard Chooks

chooks, hens or chickens?

Chickens caught in the act eating my strawberries



Hilda “I’ll keep watch while you eat the strawberry”.


Hilda “Oh no, I think she has seen us”.
Helen “Quick, put your head down and she might not notice us”.


Helen “Are these ones over here ripe yet?”
Hilda “No, not yet. A few more weeks.”


Hilda “There’s one over here I have been keeping my eye on.”
Helen “No, not ripe yet. We’ll check again in a few days.”


17 thoughts on “Chickens caught in the act eating my strawberries

  1. Oh oh, I hope you weren’t thinking you could get any strawberries for yourself. You now have exactly zero chance.

  2. You do grow the strawberries for the sole enjoyment of your girls, don’t you? I am sure they think you do….very cute post. Patti

  3. What a hoot! I have busted mine doing the same with cherry tomatoes.

  4. So cute! Maybe you should leave those for them and grow yours in hanging baskets.

  5. A few of my girls spent the summer at the neighbor’s house picking at fallen apples. We planted some apple trees and a peach tree so that hopefully I will be able to continue seeing them during the summer!

  6. I love your blog! I’ve just read all the posts right through from the beginning and looking forward to more. Those chickens are beautiful! I’m starting to want some for my Barnie girls. Uh, oh! I can see a bigger coop and new chicken run coming up!

    • Thank you foodnstuff. Aren’t Barnies just gorgeous. Maybe one of yours will go broody soon and then yes, another run and coop. My husband says our back yard looks like a chicken trailer park. But I don’t mind.

  7. What a great photo essay! Thanks.

  8. We gave up on “greening up” my backyard. The babies ate the whole yard, including the grass. My dad bought a dwarf lemon tree, and they ate that too! Your birds are BEAUTIFUL. I love birds that just exude that healthy vibe! 🙂

    • I am surprised at how much grass they actually eat. It is summertime here and it is getting difficult to find any grass to move the chick’s coop to each day. I am so surprised that they ate the lemon tree! Greedy little things,
      Thank you for the lovely comments. 🙂

  9. I bet that’s exactly what they were thinking!

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