I'm making some butternut squash soup and I'm giving the girls the seeds.
Here's a great link for Chicken Treats from Backyardchickens.com. that I reference from time to time just to make sure my treats are "chicken friendly"

Also we figured out that Pearl is our little egg layer. She's cranking 'em out now.

Better catch up ladies!
The age old question, What came first the chicken or the egg?" In my case has been solved: The chicken definetly came first!

Yes, while putting leaves I bagged up today on the shelf inside the coop I discovered I left the screen down and I found a little white egg sitting in a
pile of straw! I'm almost positive it had to have been laid between yesterday and today. I'm definetly going to eat it.

Alot has happened in the last 4 months. I spent the summer reinforcing the coop with buried wire all around the outside and also had a plastic mesh roof that I changed out for chicken wire.  I also biult the shelf inside (with a lot of help from Mark of course) and after the chickens pooped all over my stuff, I biult a screen to keep them out.  I also upgraded them from home depot bucket feeders to creep feeders and I bought a 3 gal metal waterer that will hang on the inside as soon as my hubby will help me rig it up.

The most important thing I learned: DO NOT let the chickens eat out of anything made of glass. Thankfully I was outside when my pyrex dish shattered. The only casualty was a small cut on Roxannes leg.