Chickens have their cute and amusing side:
but also their very messy side:
It was time to clean the wet, old, dirty straw out and freshen things up. We do get lovely compost these days, though. We keep them on the patio during Winter, so they aren't in a mud bath, and we have less far to go in inclement weather.
As you can see from the first picture, they enjoyed a good scratch in the grass while I cleaned out their living quarters. Robyn was there, too, but she's a bit poorly at present, so keeps herself to herself a fair bit.