Escape! Aaaaahhh!

We have just made a trip to someone’s house because Snowy escaped out of our house and around the corner. The person who found her had dogs so she couldn’t bring her in. This meant that someone else had to take Snowy from her as we didn’t realize that she had escaped.

Soon after that, we found out and went to collect her. She was fine luckily and the lady, who was very kind, said that she was very big and heathy so we were very pleased.

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Buying our chickens

Today we got our chickens from The Poultry Paddock (http://poultrypaddock.com/) in Newcastle Under Lyme. My mum had emailed Howard(the farmer) who had had lots of chickens for sale.

We set off pretty early to get there for 10:00 although we got there slightly early.

Howard was looking after the chickens when we got there. Howard was a very friendly man. When we arrived Howard told us to wipe our feet on some disinfectant so the chickens stayed in a good condition. Whilst we were looking Howard was telling us what the different breeds were.

We then had to decide which chickens we wanted. We decided to get 3 – one for mum and dad, one for Charlie and one for me.

First Charlie decided, then me and finally mum and dad.

I chose a stripey one which I called Stripey (Barred Rock breed).

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This is Stripey

Charlie chose a white one with a black collar which he called Snowy (White Sussex breed).

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This is Snowy

Mum and dad chose one with a really dark head and a pale body which they called Bluebell (Bluebell breed).

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This is Bluebell

Howard clipped their wings (it’s like having your hair cut) so that it would be difficult for them to fly away. We brought a box to take them home in – they were very comfy in it on the back seat next to me and Charlie.

When we got home we let them into the run to explore. We are leaving them in the run and coop for 4 days so they get used to our garden before letting them out.