Hi everyone! Sorry I have not posted for a while.
Sadly Stripey (the barred rock) died 😦 . We were all very sad and will miss her very much.
Happily though we have bought a new hen called Midnight. Midnight is a black rock and is very pretty. We think she is bottom of the pecking order ( the order of their strength) with Bluebell at the top and snowy in the middle.
A funny fact is that we had our first egg today last year – Monday the 18th September 2016.
This is one big egg that we found. It had a very thin shell though and broke when we brought it in!
Recently dad sent me a email about chickens I thought it was very interesting. It was released quite a while ago although we found it recently. Click here for the link.
Here is the first paragraph:
Chickens are native to the tropical jungles of Southeast Asia, but over the last approximately 8,000 years, chickens have been domesticated and spread around the globe to become one of the most valued domesticated animals. These fairly shy forest birds lack the ability for long-distance flying and are not migratory. As such, their spread around the world is not just a tale of domestication, but one that is intimately linked to the movements of people around the world.
That is amazing!!!!!!