Friday, December 5, 2014

Funny Girls. 

I bet you didn't think chickens had a sense of  humour. Well mine do, they thought it was funny to lay their eggs under the Pampas grass. Even with gloves, hood up, and long sleeves I still managed to get my face cut. 


Monday, November 17, 2014

Mountain life:                                                   ...

Mountain life:                                                   ...:                                                     Happy happy girls,   I don't think we are going to get many artichokes ...
                                                    Happy happy girls,  

I don't think we are going to get many artichokes this year if the girls keep eating the buds. 

Mable seems to think she's a Robin sitting on my weeder funny bird. She is still the only one laying.  

Saturday, November 15, 2014

I have just put the girls to bed funny little hens are still sitting on top of  each other. Mable and Martha let Henrietta go in then they tuck under her wings so darn cute. Mable is still the only one laying but we are having lots of fun watching them it hardly matters. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Oh my goodness it's that time of year again. Where does the time go to? Do you think time really goes faster as you get older? 

The wood pile is growing.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

This is Martha she is so cute and very nosey. I found her chasing the sparrows away from her food this morning. She is the smallest so I suppose bossing the sparrows made her feel bigger.

Roof tiles make great seed trays, the girls can eat all at once. Still no eggs though. 
Lesson 2 don't get in a flap (sorry couldn't resist) about bedtime.  Chickens unlike kids are very good at going to bed. They just look up at the darkening sky and put themselves to bed. The funny thing is Martha is the smallest and the bottom of the pecking order, but she is the one who decides when it's bed time.  She goes in first and gets right in the corner then the others just pile in on top of her. They do spread out later cos I peeped in to see. 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Lesson number one... if you are late putting your chooks to bed be prepared to search the fig trees.  This is where we found the girls. It's a good job we did put them in because there was a dreadful storm last night. They just clung on to my hand like a parrot when I got them down. We're having lots of fun with them. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Well my girls have finally arrived. I can't stop watching them. At first they stayed in their little hut then when they came out they just stood looking around. But soon found the grain we put out. They have already decided the pecking order, the one with  the little bit of black on her tail is definitely the boss.  It will be a few weeks before we get any eggs though they are only young. Pullets my mum called them. I can't wait to have our very own yummy eggies. 

I love the feel of them they are so soft and cuddly.