So... you want to know what do chickens do all day?? Who doesn't!! Well, here's the low down... from a chicken's perspective...
We wake up at the crack of dawn in our brooder. We can't go outside by ourselves yet, we still don't have enough feathers to protect us from the 37 degree weather. Our brooder keeps us pretty warm at about 50 degrees. So we just mill around the brooding box until the Big One we've bonded to gets up (she likes to sleep in until at least 7:30am!) We like to scratch and kick the shavings everywhere. The Big One sprinkles Starter Crumbles along one side of the box at night so that we have something to eat first thing in the morning (isn't she sweet?)
After the sun starts to warm things up to about 50 degrees in the room our brooder is in (usually ~9:30am), the Big One moves us from the box to the tomato pots. Today, the Big One expanded our area from one pot for 2 of us to include 3 pots for all 4 of us. We're getting pretty big and needed more room to run around.
We stay here until the sun starts to go down, usually ~6:30pm. Then we start screaming REALLY loudly so that the Big One will come and put us back in the brooder box so we can get ready to go to sleep.
Now, I know you want to know what we do all day in the tomato pots. It's really pretty simple. We scratch around. We eat anything interesting that we find. The Big One puts our waterer in there in case we get thirsty (which we do) and a pile of Crumbles in there for us in case we can't find anything to eat or just want a variety. We like to eat any weeds or plants that may be around. We eat the tomato leaves off the plant if we can reach them. They're yummy. We chirp and sing all day. Sometimes we take a short nap. And we make ALOT of fertilizer!