Once or twice a week, I lock up the dogs in the kennel and let the chickens and turkeys out to gorge themselves on grass, weeds, seeds, bugs and whatever else they can find. Some of them did a little gardening in the big planter beside the garage; they are terrific weeders, but they aren't terribly discriminating about what they pull up!
The top photo is my two young Blue Slate turkeys and an Isa Brown hen. There's a Barred Rock hen almost hidden under the rose bush at the back of the planter.
The second photo is one of the "mutt" chickens hatched last summer.
The third photo is more Isa Browns, a Turken and a Silver-Laced Wyandotte exploring down the side of my driveway.
The fourth photo is the incomparable Turkenstein fresh from her summer moult, all glossy and beautiful.
And finally, #5 is a frustrated Traveler on one side of the fence and the black Silkie rooster on the other.