Tuesday, May 15

Rehomed!

Yesterday we brought the new girls home....well not exactly home - as in main chicken house, more annexe as they are currently in the spare henhouse - original henhouse, now home to the logs and wood Jon aquires and processes.  We collected the hens yesterday afternoon, transporting them inside a paper sack. This is one of the easiest ways to transport hens - they immediately settle down - which they did.
We made sure they had plenty of water and grain and left them to get use to their new surroundings.
Tonight, when our hens are tucked up in their won house we will let the new girls have a wander round the paddock - they will by now recognise this as home and will return once the light starts fading.
Our girls dont eat much green food ie lettuce and cabbage leaves as they enjoy rummaging in the grass clippings. The new girls however LOVE greens as they were use to a coop where they soon ate all the grass and enjoyed daily treats of lettuce etc. I fed them some lettuce today and they ate it with gusto. Tonight I will feed them lettuce and spagetti for supper. They will enjoy foraging I am sure.
Camera poised....watch this space.

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18 comments:

  1. AAAARRGGGHH. Cute pics did not show....all I could see were x's in boxes and I'd hoped for happy chickens!
    Jane x

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  2. I've always been a little timid around hens as we used to get pecked as kids. Your hen looks a beauty though.

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  3. Awwwwww so much fun... I only saw one photo are there more ?
    Please post more photo of them all.
    But tell me do chickens like pesto with their pasta or spaghetti carbonara ?

    cheers, parsnip

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  4. I would love to see the hens eating spaghetti!!

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  5. Fun post and I love the shot of the new girl. Carver, ABC-Wed Team

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  6. YAY...pics of happy chickens!!
    Jane x

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  7. Oh I look forward to reading more! Have a great week.

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  8. Yes, indeed! Looking forward to seeing more of the girls!

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  9. I love learning about the world of chickens. I had no idea they had such personalities.
    Delightful post as usual, Denise.

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  10. How many more did you get? I find it amazing that they have personalities!

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  11. Is there much funnier than watching chickens eat spaghetti!!! My son loves watching them!

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  12. Home is where the chicken feed is!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  13. Dear Denise,
    Never had chickens in the yard before...but this look cute and interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. I grew up in farm and chicken is the everyday critter that we see in our yard. I miss it now.

    R is for RED, come and see.
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

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  15. Lucky hens to have found you! Spaghetti, huh? Could we have some pictures of that? It would be perfect for next week :)

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  16. Spaghetti for the chickens? now this is the first I've heard of , but then again I'm in the urban country, what do I know? kekkekekke

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  17. Love to hear about your hens! Hope they all get on very well together.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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