I cleaned my chickens out on Wednesday and chucked them a whole bale of straw to try to make sure they're not standing in mud the whole time. I don't think it matters what the animal is, if you chuck them a bale of straw they're happy. I remember I used to love giving the sheep extra bedding after they'd been fed, they always seemed so content, these chickens were no exception.
I did cut the bale and chuck it around the pen once they'd inspected it!
It was nice to spend a bit of time in the pen to look at the chickens a bit closer. I was pleased with the condition of my hens, they all seem to have a good coat of feathers, clean bums and no obvious health issues, egg production has really picked up at the moment and we've started selling a few eggs again. I'm thinking about getting some more POL hens and having a mobile flock again as they seem to pay for themselves if I can keep the fox away and it's a good use of space.
Has our mild winter (in the UK at least) been kind to everyone else's chickens?