You see, my fellow chicken keepers (and crazy chicken people), I've started to do something that I fear might be crossing the line into crazychickenladydom. I've started to create "chicken salads" for my spoiled flock. Not only do I want to give them healthy treats, I'm actually feeling downright inspired in the kitchen.
Recently, as I was preparing my harvested parsley to be hung and dried, I got tired of bundling them and decided to cut the rest up to give to my chickens as a treat. Then, I thought I might as well add those cucumber seeds that I had just cut out of my 10 month old son's cucumber sticks. It looked and smelled delightful, so I took a picture. I was proud. The chickens appreciated the love that I had poured into making that special salad. Or maybe they just liked the food.
Today, I confess, I cut up the rest of our slightly withered grapes to give to them, and once again felt a burst of inspiration. I decided to garnish those grapes with nutritious omega-3 boosting sprouted flaxseed powder! Naturally, I took another photo before bringing them outside.
Miss Red Hen, who is a bit of a loner lately, greeted me excitedly. She was a little upset that I dumped them out onto the ground. I think she wanted to eat out of that pink bowl. Slightly skeptical since she's never tried grapes or flaxseed before, she pecked at a cucumber seed, and ran to tell the others like a good little messenger chicken.
What do you think? Am I crazy? Or just crazy about chicken health and happiness? If I add a tab to my blog that says, "Chicken Recipes," I may just need an intervention.