I've decided I'm going to throttle my chickens. Usually they're at the farm, but I have three over at my house for R&R. Today they found their way through the hanging screen door and were in the house when I came home. I shooed them out, and then stepped in chicken poop in the middle of my rug. Aaargh!
A couple of days ago I had my plants outside, and brought them in at night. I missed one, a flat of oriental greens, just at the right stage for picking and eating. It rained the next day, and by the time I remembered them, the slugs had them half eaten. I brought them in and nurtured them until today, when I put them outside again. When I was watering my plants this afternoon, I discovered that the chickens had found them as tasty as the slugs.
I think I'm going to have to throttle my chickens.
Oh, did I mention that they pushed their way through the hanging screen door again? Apparently they don't know that it means "keep out". I was in the kitchen cleaning up, when I heard little clucks at the door. Turning, I found they were not outside looking in, as I'd supposed, but had pushed their way through. I had to close the glass door, because they just don't get the hit.
I really do think I'm going to have to throttle my chickens.