Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Here come the girls...

 
Finally, I've got my chickens!!! :-)

 
I have wanted chickens for years and years, now I have them.  In the middle of a city, in a garden with no grass but lots of greenery.  Lol!!  I am sooo happy :-)

 
They're 17 weeks old and all hybrids.  Starting on the left, Penny Black (a Magpie), in the middle Ginger Snap (a Blacktail) and at the back on the right Merida (a Bluebelle).  I've a lot to learn but have friends locally who keep chickens so any problems will be dealt with quickly.  I got them home in one piece, they're eating, drinking, scratching around and going in and out the coop.  I'll keep them in the run for a week until they get used to me and their new environment then I'll let them free range in the garden.  I've got a week to chicken proof some areas!
 
So far so good :-)

7 comments:

  1. Ooh, congratulations! What fine looking girls they are too. Prepare for chicken paranoia for about a month, that's how long it usually takes before you aren't worrying about everything they eat and excrete!

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  2. They look lovely ....we get ours back in with a few grapes or grated cheese - they always follow the food;-)

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  3. They look lovely ....we get ours back in with a few grapes or grated cheese - they always follow the food;-)

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  4. Lucky you, chickens are a dream of mine, but sadly not my hubbys

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  5. What a lovely trio of birds, I know how long you've wanted these :-)

    They'll do fine with no grass, just give them all the veggie trimmings from the house, it's a brilliant way to turn waste into eggs!!

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  6. Oh and I meant to say to get them back in easily, get them used to you saying a certain thing when you feed them corn or tasty titbits every day (and ALWAYS give them tasty things in the run not in the garden) and try and use the same sort of bowl, they WILL recognise it after a few days.

    I say 'chook, chook, chook' and use a plastic bowl, they will quickly learn to come running and follow you anywhere for a tasty treat, and all you need to do is walk to their run with it before tipping out the contents, and you can close up while they are tucking in.

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