Tuesday, November 27

Chickens on Tuesday



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!


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.



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

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

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

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

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

    abcw team

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

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

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

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

  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

  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.

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

    PhenoMenon, ABCW

  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

  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!

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


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