Using Holly's knee for a better angle, this hen is eyeing up some worms after a late-morning rain shower.
How's my comb?
The red comb on top of this layer hen's head in the Rio pasture indicates a strong bone density and a strong cycle of egg production.
On a routine basis, this hen found itself holding court in the afternoons. We think she enjoyed preaching to her flock.
Hens eye up a flying worm
Holly threw the hens a worm she found while planting new trees in the pasture at our Rio farm. The hens love the challenge of catching a worm.
Real pasture time
On first glance, this may appear to be a barren pasture, but this is the first 50 yards outside the barn where the hens immediately graze and trample pasture. In the background, you can see the lush greens where the hens love to graze and frolick.
In Rio, our layer hens have the opportunity to work their way through pasture down to the spring-fed pond.
Frolicking in pasture
Our layer hens love to enjoy some of the longer grasses where they have a seemingly endless supply of opportunities to graze organically in Rio.
The curious birds often eye up activity they don't recognize. When the cameras show up in Rio, the hens notice.
And when the cameras show up, the hens love to profoundly look off into the distance -- deep in thought.
It's hard to say who enjoys a fresh rain more, the hens who get to enjoy easier worm hunting, or Holly who rushes out to feel the hens worms.
More pasture time
This picture better displays the grazing habits of the hens. They work their way to the longer grasses as the day progresses.