By definition New Year’s resolutions are commitments that a person makes pertaining to personal goals, projects, or reforming habits. I originally intended to share my (chicken-related) goals for the upcoming year. For example: I plan on fencing in my remaining gardens or build a larger run for the chickens. I am also going to continue my efforts of convincing my husband of how beneficial it would be to add a few guinea fowl to the mix… However, I thought it would be more interesting (and entertaining) if Henrietta, the matriarch of my flock, shared her top ten New Year’s resolutions (from a chicken’s perspective).
#10. Continue to dust bathe routinely (preferably in the soft soil of the kitchen garden).
#9. Be appreciative of all the veggies that have been planted for our benefit and enjoyment. We will faithfully nibble, peck and sample all the harvests of the garden.
#8. We will keep the area below the bird-feeder tidy and free of fallen birdseed.
#7. Continue to deposit “fertilizer” randomly. We will concentrate our fertilizing efforts on the driveway and deck.
#6. We will forage through all leaf piles that have been raked up for our entertainment.
#5. Rid the blueberry bushes of all berries within our reach.
#4. The contest of “who can eat the most Japanese beetles” will continue through 2013.
#3. Even though we supposedly need a rooster, each member of the flock will go broody for an extended period of time or until one hen successfully hatches an egg.
#2. We will faithfully provide our adopted family with nutritious and delicious eggs.
#1. Even if you have yet to lay an egg, you must appear cute with an endearing personality. ♥
What are your chicken-related resolutions for the New Year?–Share your plans with the Community in a comment below!