Monday, September 04, 2006

and across the lawn to :

the newly constructed chicken run.

Three at the front are (l-r) bunty, babs and big bird. The one at the back is bree. I will get better pics.

Finally the Greenhouse on the left and the shed on the right behind the hedge. Its all abit of a mess at the moment due to losing a huge part of my flower bed for construction of the chicken run. When you first get chickens you have this wonderful idea of fluffy chickens, laying eggs, clucking away and sitting pretty for the camera. Not true I love mine to bits but they poo for England, in the hot weather it can get a bit ripe, they eat anything and will go anywhere to get it and boy when they want to get out they will, so when you come back from your shopping trip and all you peas have disappeared but the hens are back in the run, you often wonder how that happened. But you CAN'T BEAT THE EGGS !!! Here ends the tour!!!


mrsnesbitt said...

Awwwwwwwwwwww love the hens!

Allotment Lady said...

My goodness you have a HUGE garden.

Have you tried adding garlic powder to their layers mash or pellets whichever you use. And a clove of garlic in their water.

I moved my big hens up the allotment for the summer, so stopped the garlic and noticed the difference. I let the bantams free range at home, but they don't do much damage to the garden and so far the poo does not seem a problem - wouldn't let the big ones free range though the do a lot of damage.