Sunday, January 20

Venturing Out.

Our hens do NOT like the snow. Although I open the door to the henhouse they don't often come out.
I put their food down just in front of their shed and once they have eaten sufficient they hop right back inside.
 


Today however they travelled a bit further and came right round to the back garden. I cooked some hot porridge, crushed broken biscuits (left over from a family selection box) corn, grit,  some old soaked bread and some spagetti.





They ate it up and then made their way back to their shed. I locked them in at around 3.30pm. Just as I was closing the door I spotted an egg.

Stars!

Jon and I made a start on our DIY which is now upstairs. Bing has spent most of the day in his cage as we didn't want him rustling around whilst Jon was busy with wires and tools. We regularly let Bing out of his cage so he could have a trot round the garden with Freida, he certainly enjoyed the snow again and is currently snuggling up next to Elsie, next to the settee.


 
 
How's that for instant photography! Taken at 5.01 and shared at 5.02!!!!

14 comments:

  1. My girls never liked coming out of their house in the snow either. Good on them for still laying!
    Sarah x

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    1. Indeed LC bless, Will leave them till later then take them some warm food again.

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    1. Well there are 5 femailes and only 1 chap! lol!

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  3. Lovely post! You've a lot going on there!
    I love how you can recycle unwanted food to the hens, and they in turn provide you with food you do want..an egg!
    We were promised snow but have only seen a few flakes- disappointed!

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    1. The North East was promised snow too - but whoever decided kept their promise! Totally!

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  4. If I were waking on the snow with naked feet no boots .... I would not venture far either.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. We should find them some woolly socks and wellingtons eh? There was a lady who knit jumpers for her sheep! was the inspiration for the ceramic sheep ornaments you can find in the shops. I have a couple myself.

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  5. I love the photo of Bing with Elsie, and you must be very proud of whichever hen provided that egg!
    K

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    1. Kay - it will be Mabel. Ultimate egg layer and broody hen - partner to Ernest.

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    1. Who would ever have thought it Roger! From a mobile phone too!

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  7. I think I must have chicken genes.
    Jane x

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  8. I don't blame them one little bit! The hen house sounds snug!
    Maggie x

    Nuts in May

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Thank you for your comments, always nice to know somebody has taken the time to let me know what they think.

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