Boss chook - who will take worms or eat cray legs from my fingers.
This lot is especially for doubting Francis and Paddy (who demanded to see the chooks).
They move about 3 metres a day, and boss chook leads eagerly. They pretty well rip the grass (bar big tussocks) out and turn it into scratched over chook-pooed dirt. I am planting the strip behind them with potatoes and parsnips ATM. I want to plant grain in their trail.
They're tame and curious - boss chook is afraid of nothing.
and they're chatty and love to scratch and eat.
And a lot of wheelbarrow and spade work: The new raised bed. The high sides keep the wind and dogs out.