I really never thought about the meaning behind this saying but I think my girls did…. They have been ‘cooped up’ for three days without a ‘walkabout’, and I could tell things might get nasty any time. We had about 8-10 inches of snow and it began to melt. A glimpse of the sun, melting snow…I just had to do it. I shoveled a path way around the coop and almost literally threw the girls out. Of course, I had to bribe them!
Sorry these pictures are so bad, I took them through the window. You didn’t think I was going to go out there, did you? This is in front of my garage and all they would walk on was the car tire tracks. I guess they thought those were made for them.
They did find a small patch of dirt but I think they’re gossiping about their owner….”why would she take us out of our warm and cozy coop, for this cold and miserable place”? Some days you just can’t win….