Dear friends, don't we have a wack of wacky animals eh? I had a dog (so many, many years ago), that used to chew up our underwear and pant crotches too. Can't count the number of pants that had gone by the wayside over those years, long, long ago. Never could figure that one out, hee, hee. Oh brother, what do they think eh?
Well, from the sounds of it, pulling that dumb rope out was a good thing. I thought it would have gone right through like the dog and socks, but a little more understanding of what the gizzard does, it makes sense, and yes, I am a grateful woman.
Angi, you must have seen many, many strange sights, being in the vet field as you were. You are fortunate that you have this background full of knowledge to assist you now with working with your many critters, yea!!!!
All the chickens and ducks have free feeding with oyster shell, but probably should get some grit to give them now and then, just for that extra nutritional stuff.
They are funny, the other day the opening to the fence wasn't completely shut. Guess I was in a hurry and didn't shut it correctly. Well, many were those chickens having a field day in new and uncharted territory. Wintertime I am not out the back as much and they don't get that extra free range like when I am out there. I quite often let them loose of their fenced area and they have a great time. They are very easy to put away when required, I just call them and they obey (hee, hee). Especially if I have a bread bag in my hand and I shake it, they come running as fast as they can, some even attempting a fly thing to get there faster, it is funny and anyone visiting gets a kick out of how they obey me, hee, hee. Have a wonderful and greatest of days. Cindi