Today’s chicken timetable was: 07.30 Open Chicken House Door08.00 Check for Eggs (none)08.01 Check water and feed (and they had tons left over)20.00 Change paper on the poo trays (so they have something new to read whilst on the bog)21.00 Close Chicken House Door The chooks were very pleased to see me when I got … Continue reading this article ››
We bought the chooks some more goodies from the local Pet Superstore. A bargain £7.99 got us 25kg of Chicken Grit. And they’ve scoffed a load already. I had to go buy them a stainless steel bowl to attach to the side of the run at a not-so-bargain £3.99 as they kept kicking over all … Continue reading this article ››
The chooks took themselves off to bed tonight at 9pm. Well done chickens!
We have five hens. Two are ‘Miss Pepperpots’, three are ‘Gingernut Rangers’. The Miss Pepperpot is a Rhode Island Red crossed with a Maran and a Plymouth Rock The Gingernut Ranger is a Rhode Island Red crossed with a Light Sussex So now you know. More on Chicken Breeds, here.
Dominic watches the flock by day.
Mother Hen has named the chooks. In pecking order they are, Wilma – aka Red-Leader – the Miss Pepperpot with the long golden stripes in most of her feathers Betty – the other Miss Pepperpot with short golden stripes in her feathers Audrey – the Gingernut Ranger with the Black tail Mavis – the Gingernut … Continue reading this article ››
Being the mean, selfish parent I am, I blocked up the opening between the roosting area and the nesting area with a couple of twist ties, some bamboo sticks, and a lid off a large plastic box. The chucks have taken themselves safely to bed, and are all snuggled up in the roosting area. Well … Continue reading this article ››
I made a wooden stand to take the Chicken food off of the garage floor so that damp, and bugs, could not take claim to their lovely grub.