Today it warmed up enough for my husband to take two of the old ladies out for some quality front yard time. Bear is still going strong as our flock's Head Hen, and the oldest in the flock at 11 years old. Sugar is 8-9 years old and mostly blind. Bear took to the beds I'd just weeded for winter and threw herself wholeheartedly into a dust bath while Sugar mostly just hung out.
Then Bear really got into dustbathing, flinging dirt with wild abandon.
Happy, happy old lady face. Most people will never know the kind of sheer bliss a chicken attains while dustbathing, it's very zen.