Well, considering the bees are so easy to care for, I do spend alot more time with the chickens than the bees. Just this morning I was feeling a little like the Pied Piper or a chicken herder. I let my 2 1/2 month old chickens out while I worked around the barn, and they insisted on following me around. (Silly me) I felt sorry for them because they weren't getting a chance to eat with me moving from place to place. So I pulled up a chair in the shade, where there was some nice grass, and just relaxed while they ate all around me. I still don't have the pasture fence up, so I get nervous leaving them unattended because of the neighborhood dogs.
I waited until they were full and had wandered back inside the barn for a nap. Then I closed the door and went back to work.
They're spoiled, and well worth it. I truelly enjoy every aspect of "farm" living. Especially this time of year...... with the hydroponics started back up, the bees making honey, now having added more ducks & geese, and the chickens. I'm in a country girl's heaven. All I need to finish off my current plans is to get the pasture fence up, and get a couple goats - then I'll have my own little utopia.