Thursday, 23 December 2010

Feeding time at the chicken zoo...


If you are interested in what the chickens like to eat - then this article sums it up! 
This is Henny Penny (shortened to HP!) in the snow! 

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Snow joke!



Chickens not sure about the snow! They didn't want to come out at first but are getting used to it now!

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Henny in the cold...


The hens continue to scratch around for insects - even in the hail and snow! It has been a wretched day for them in terms of weather but we still got five eggs! 

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Nugget lays an Egg!


Came home today to find that there were 5 eggs! Well done Nuggs!

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Pet Rescue!


Honey Henny (pictured) managed to get stuck between the garden shed and the wall today! Neither wall or shed could be moved of course and she could not turn around in a narrowing gap. She was too far in to be reached by human arm so had to be carefully slid out using a soft broom! She seems fine after her ordeal even though she is minus one or two feathers! 

Monday, 13 December 2010

OfSTED...


Chicken Licken, Henny Penny, Honey Henny, Nugget and Henrietta would like to wish all of the staff an "eggcellent" OfSTED report! We know that it will be OK because you are a "cracking" group of staff!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Still cold


Frosty 

The photo is not dusty - the flecks are "diamond dust" ice formed in the air!

Monday, 6 December 2010

Global Chickens!

Today the blog hit 1000 UK page views - but also note how many people around the World have looked in on the lives of the chickens! 

Pageviews by Countries
United Kingdom
1,000
United States
281
Canada
26
Russia
24
Germany
13
Poland
5
China
4
France
4
Netherlands
3
Slovenia
3

Cold Breakfast


Very cold today - Diamond Dust ice crystals swirling in the air

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Chicken Nugget "Nugs"



This is "Nugget" who is a little bit different as she has not laid any eggs - but we love her just as much! She has a purple leg-ring and was enjoying the sunshine this morning after a frosty start! 

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Colour coded...


You may have noticed that we have "ringed" the hens to know who is who quickly - Emily quickly sketched up a chart for her Dad to show which colour ring each hen wears! They don't seem to mind the rings at all - we would have taken them off again if they did! 

Brrrr...


It is -5 degrees this morning! We are pleased that our pasta for breakfast was warmed up! This is Chicken Licken...


Saturday, 20 November 2010

We run around...


One runs we all run! 
Damp and wet in the garden we run around while the camera is in the warm and dry....not fair! 

Friday, 19 November 2010

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Gale alert!


The chickens have been blown around all day today! They ate quickly at lunchtime to stock up for the evening! They are safely in their bed now even though their fence has blown down!

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Out came the sunshine and dried up all the rain...


Digging and sunbathing are the order of the day as the mid-November sunshine dries up the rain of the last few days...

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Grey day again...


Miserable day today for the hens...mostly under the bushes...but when the eggs were collected they came to see what was going on!

Monday, 1 November 2010

November is here...and more sunshine!


Taken through the patio window, this is one of the chickens enjoying the November sun breaking through the autumnal mist this morning. The ring on her leg is so that we can easily tell which one is which! We put them on last week and they do not seem to mind them at all.

Friday, 29 October 2010

Welly good...


Clean out coop; fill in excavations; all the things these chicken wellies see! 

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Cold - please let us in!


Feathers are great for insulation - but being let into the house like this is even better! 

Monday, 25 October 2010

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Five-a-day fruit and veg...


The chickens like any left-overs but sometimes the vegetables are left until last...

Friday, 22 October 2010

Free to perch...


Afternoon break... we managed four eggs earlier and that is tiring! 

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Pot Noodle...


Mixed weather today; wet and windy this morning and glorious this afternoon! The hens produced a couple of soft eggs today - will check they have plenty of grit to eat! We decided to let them clear out the patio vegetable pots for us - look at the speed she is digging at ! 

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

The Big Dig...


The hens have decided to excavate the garden under the wisteria...been at it all day! 

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Four eggs today...


Emily just checked and there are FOUR eggs today! She thinks Nugget has produced the fourth..what an eventful day!

Grey day...


Quieter in the garden as the cockerels have gone at last...

Monday, 18 October 2010

Garden life...


The chickens are still enjoying life in the garden ("yard" for our North-American cousins!) and yesterday was lovely. Today is windier so they are more under the trees; three eggs today and Henny Penny's have gone from "small" to "medium" size! Two were eaten for breakfast and the other one was used to coat some pork to make Schnitzel for dinner. The man who is going to take the cockerels away rang today; they will have to go soon as there are too many noisy boys in one suburban garden!

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Double trouble!


Thanks to Henny Penny for this lovely double-yolked egg!

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Errrm....I'm stuck!!!


Busy day today! Firstly the chickens had to be kept in while the lawns were mowed...which wasn't what they wanted after all the escaping and getting cooped up that happened yesterday! Secondly there were three eggs today so we think that "chicken with no name" has come into lay. The final thing was when nine of them were standing and calling because this hen was stuck on the washing line with her feet on the washing and her neck in front of the line! Hectic hens!

Monday, 11 October 2010

Escapees...

All weekend they have been getting out and about....now they have decided the bugs in the patio pots are too tasty to ignore! Also, these girls are escaping from the big boys...who need to go soon!

Friday, 8 October 2010

Milestone reached....Six of the best!


This is the first time we have had half-a-dozen eggs together at once! Honey Henny duly produced an egg again today so we now have two hens laying! Double the production! The photograph is of our first box of six...

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Looking back...and two eggs again today!


It is often hard to remember how small they were! Also today we had two eggs - one from Henny Penny of course and the other probably from Honey Henny! 

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Autumn Tidy...

Worms-eye view! 


Gave the coop a really good clean today and was pleased to find TWO fresh eggs! Not sure who the second one is from but HoneyHenny has looked a bit shocked all day! Put some from bark-chippings on the floor and used the rest on the garden - scared the cockerels silly with the wheelbarrow (I don't think they had seen it move before!).

Monday, 4 October 2010

Grey day...


Yesterday was a miserable day for chickens...this fellow's look summed it up!

Friday, 1 October 2010

We have grown a bit!


Hard to think that at the beginning of June the chickens were still only this big! 
The weather was better though! 

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Ham and Eggs...


Emily ready to enjoy one of Henny Penny's eggs with some ham and veg from the garden - how yellow is that yolk?!!

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Another brick in the wall....


Just before dusk tonight - the camera makes it look light but they are getting ready for bed...

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Escapee...


This one got over the wall this morning - we don't think he meant to we think he fell off!