dog food and chickens
I let my girls out of their yard durning the day. That gives them access to my fenced back yard and garden area (for now) about 150 x 275' of space. I have 2 dogs, a chocolate lab 10yrs,(Tod) and a schipperke 6yrs, (Boo boo). They are outdoor dogs and are fed outside on my back porch that has a railing around it ('bout 3' high). The girls are 'blocked' from coming up on the porch on one side opening but the other side is left open for the dogs to have access to the shade (and protection from bad weather) that the cover provides. When I feed the dogs, they don't eat everything in their bowls immediately. The girls have discovered this and now it is open warfare (make no mistake the girls ARE winning) Frankly it is fairly funny to watch. Tod is afraid of them (some bird dog he is) and Boo will chase them to a point but the girls will wait until she is distracted (going potty, getting a drink, etc) and go for the bowl. Unless Boo is @ the bowl first, she doesn't protect her food. (and frankly some of my girls are taller and out weigh her, lol)
My question is, I have a girls only club for eggs, will dog food not be good for the eggs? For them?
Tod will give me a most pitiful look when I go out and the girls are literally in his bowl, you know that 'SAVE ME!' look. Boo will 'puff up' to her full height of 10" and 7#s but the girls don't even look twice at her (see, that chasing thing only works if the girls run and my girls tend to take the 'fun' right out of that for Boo). Feeding the dogs in the evening as skunks and the coons can smell dog food and come 'arunnin'...........What do you think?.........................T