Tuesday, November 27

Chickens on Tuesday

 

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It hasn’t been much fun for Ernest and the gals over the last few days. The torrential rain and flooding outside our front gate meant I did not let them out to scrat around as I normally do. When cars were passing our house yesterday huge waves of water were actually being caused and coming over the hedge where the hens like to search for grubs. I had visions of them being washed away!

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I ensured they had plenty of dry sawdust and water inside their henhouse and at around 3pm I let them out to have a good feed. They are governed by the light – so once the day starts to draw in they make their way to bed.

 

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Today however I let them out at 11.30am and it has been a joy watching them forage in the garden, drinking from the water pools left behind by the awful weather conditions we have had.

They have had a great day and have had porridge, mixed corn and some vegetarian sausages so they have had lots of their favourite foods and around 4pm they will make their way home – where once again there is a fresh layer of shavings and sawdust on their perch.

Hopefully we have seen most of the torrential rain heading our way – apparently weather conditions are about to get a lot colder! Oh to be in England eh and Yorkshire at that!

 

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16 comments:

  1. Totally pampered chooks!
    I'm hating this weather.

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  2. So sorry your weather has been so nasty for you and your brood.
    Hope there are better days ahead for all of you.

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  3. must be a TRICKY wicket with the flooding
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  4. They say that the worst is over for us Denise - let's hope so - it has been pretty awful hasn't it?

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  5. And it won't be long before you'll be posting photos of the beautiful fluffy snow covering the beautiful Yorkshire moors!

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  6. The weather in New York City is not much better. It is snowing as I type...

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  7. Happy looking chooks!
    Thanks for dropping by my blog Denise, much appreciated. xx

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  8. Oh to be a pampered chicken in this weather:-) I see we may be going to have more than two days of sun.

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  9. We're having lots of rain here too, due to the year end moonsoon season but we had sunny days in between .

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  10. You know I love your chicken but I am so intrigued by the moss growing on the rock and possible the ice on the water ?
    it was 84/50 here today about 10 degree too warm. It is almost December and we need some fall weather.
    Hope it warms up with some sunny days.

    cheers, parsnip


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  11. But not so awful (the weather conditions) to provide the mood the hens needed to go forth and frolick! I can't remember when we last had rain here.

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  12. They seem to be "reigning" here :D

    PhenoMenon, ABCW

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  13. Don't they try to go out your property or you trained them to stay within the vicinity?

    Catching up with all the T entries.

    Travels & Wandering
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

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  14. Hi there neighbour! I love your hens and Ernest is a good old Yorkshire name - my grandad was called Ernest and my Grandma Emily and they were known as Em and Ern. I too, like your chickens, am governed by the light and wish I could make my way to bed at 4 o'clock - very sensible this weather!

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  15. I believe a chicken tree house is in order ;) near the place where Mabel was checking out.

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  16. Hi Denise, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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