🎉!Happy 🆕 year!🎆

Hi guys, hope you are all well. If you have chickens I hope they’re well too. If you or and the chicken(s) are unwell I hope you/them/both/all/they get better soon.

Midnight

Recently we have put down a fence so the chickens don’t ruin the gardens with dust baths! Although you’d have thought it would have worked because it’s high, Midnight has managed to find a way to get over it:

  1. Find a pot/stone high enough to jump onto.
  2. Jump onto it
  3. Fly over the fence

Although this is a clever idea sometimes she can’t get back as there are no pots close enough! We’ve found a couple of times she has managed to get back in but sometimes she hasn’t! Oh dear!

Snowy

Also quite recently I noticed that Snowy has plucked out feathers from here sides and her bottom!! We aren’t quite sure why she’s doing this but if you think you do please comment.

Bluebell

Bluebell had also found a way over the fence but this way was slightly better (for her not us!)!

Her method was:

  1. Find something high and stable to stand on
  2. Fly and land on the fence
  3. Let the fence collapse with her weight and then run off on the other direction
  4. Then run back when she was done!

You can see why it better for her and not for us but luckily she doesn’t do it any more.

If you have got any funny things your chickens do then be sure to tell me and I’ll try and give your chickens a shout out!!

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In, Out – Shake it all about

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Snowy coming out of the coop for the first time.

Yesterday and today we have let the the chickens out to roam our garden.

Yesterday we let them out 1 hour before dusk. Stripey fell a sleep whilst standing and sitting outside and inside so she missed all the fun. Yesterday if one hen went in the rest would go in and then if one went out the others would go out. This kept happening for about 30minutes. Finally at about quarter past eight they went in to bed.

Today we let them out at 2pm and they initially acted the same – in and out.

All but Stripey have been for lunch. They have now been out in the garden for 1.5hours and seem quite happy clucking and roaming around the garden or sunbathing.

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Stripey sunbathing in the garden.