Our most independent hen, Mindy, often spends a part of her day hanging out with the goats. While most of the other hens are either unable or unwilling to get over the fences separating the pastures, Mindy goes right on over the gates to search out the best places to scratch for food.
Below is a picture of Mindy out in the middle of one of the larger pastures as the goats graze in the background.
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Mindy especially likes it when we feed the goats their grain for the day. Mindy likes to hang around near the grain buckets and opportunistically take any extra grain the goats leave behind or spill out of the buckets.
Mindy is fast enough to get out of the way of the goats and the goats don’t seem bothered to have Mindy hanging around nearby. She has been known to ride on the back of a goat from time to time.
Mindy also helps take care of any grain that may spill out of the buckets.
We’ll continue to monitor Mindy to make sure she doesn’t get too brave and get herself into too much trouble.