Due to bird flu, everyone who has outdoor birds e.g. hens, ducks and geese need to keep them in or put them in their run as long as it has a cover for a month/21 days, but to make sure I would keep them in for 28 days. The main way they could get the flue is by poo/faeces but there are other ways as well.
Hopefully if you have any birds they are going to be ok (they should ok be if you follow the instructions but if they do I hope they get better)
Yesterday we bought some fake eggs. We put them into the nesting box to teach the hens where to lay the eggs. By the night we bought the fake eggs the chickens had realised what they were, Stripey and Bluebell were sharing a nesting box and because it was so squishy Snowy went in her own nesting box so. At bed time they were all nesting on a plastic egg.
Yesterday we painted the coop. We painted the roof white and the sides sky blue. We painted the coop to protect the wood and make it last longer. Hopefully the chickens still know that that is their coop. We also let our hens out for the whole day (even while we went for a bike ride) and they were brilliant.
Today (9/8/2016) we got our chicken coop and the run : ). In the chicken coop there is 1 floor and 3 compartments for the chickens to lay eggs. There is a cleaning tray so you can clean out the chickens without having to go inside. The run is movable so it isn’t heavy and hard to move.
Outside there is a bulge which is where the chickens lay there eggs (something that I mentioned before).
We are not getting chicks because they are to hard to look after while we are new with chicks/cockerels/chickens. We are also not getting a cockerel because they are too noisy. As a result of us not getting a cockerel we shall not be getting any chicks – eggs with chickens inside.
We are going to just get female chickens called hens. My mum would like to get black and white chickens. That is what we’re hoping to get. A man said if we come on Sunday we can chose our chickens, but if we find somewhere before Sunday then we are going to get them from that animal/chicken place (only if they have the right type of chicken!).