Recently I have been thinking about the chickens we have had and whether I will have more and in order to help me think I thought I would tell you about them.
It only seems like yesterday but It was Christmas 2007 and I hard started to think about having chickens- we had an allotment and it seemed a natural follow on to keep poultry. I really became obsessed with reading everything to do with chickens. I spent a lot of time on the Omlet Forum but how was I going to persuade Mr H?
|Getting used to their new surroundings|
It didn't take much I think he was so fed with me on the forums that in the end he agreed as long as I spent less time on the computer - Hurrah a result!The chickens and eglu were ordered ( before Mr H changed his mind) and we were given a date! We couldn't wait and when the van drew up I was sooo excited. The delivery man was fantastic- he helped put the run and house together. He was so knowledgeable and reassured us. He then brought the chickens out of the van and showed us how to clip the wings and we settled them into their run.
The fun started that night as they didn't found their way into the coop. We ended up opening up the house from the side and shining a torch in and they eventually were drawn to the light and once one went in the others followed. At last they were tucked up for the night!
|Sun bathing in the run|
|Babs Ginger and Betty Boop free ranging|
|finding yummy things to eat|
|we so love free ranging|
|Mountaineering - instead of going to bed!|
|First egg - hmm hope the cost of these comes down!|
|Its getting dark now perhaps we should head home|
Their habit of pecking each other did get to me and eventually they had to take a trip to a local farm where they then stayed in the company of lots of other chickens and a cockerel who told them who was boss!
Part Two tomorrow see you then...........