British Summertime officially finished on Saturday - not that we noticed it had ever started - but consequently the chickens find themselves going into their henhouse when they deem appropriate - so some nights, now darker much earlier - they can be spotted through the window at 5pm.
They all have their specific places inside but Mabel and Olwyn like to see what is going on!
It is important for the gals to maintain a high PROTEIN diet whilst they are moulting and a particular favourite is Parrot food! It contains a few choice nibbles and they love it.
Hens were always fed leftovers - so in this cold damp weather I tend to spoil them.
I keep all the appropriate left overs, blend the with cooking fat and then fry any bread in this mixture.
The hens LOVE porridge each night, just before I go to bed
I generally make a large bowl of porridge to which I add the fried bread and parrot food.
By the morning the hens have a lovely combination of all their favourite and protein foods.
It sounds LOVELY for the hens - but I have never tasted it.
All that I know is they eat all their food up,
go to bed early and the two still not in moult ie Mabel and Eva are laying eggs!
Another day here on planet hen in the Nesbitt household!
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