Saturday, February 27, 2010


Tasha, one of my chickeny friends has offered me one of her hens!

She sent me a message and it was the first time all day I was all emotional/sad ... sounds rubbish doesn't it? but its soo kind I don't think I can stress it!
We've been shopping all day trying not to think about it ...

I wanted to get Nugget a friend, because she can't be on her own - chickens are flock animals. Was planning on going to the farm tomorrow, they don't always sell pure breed hens on their own, they prefer trios so they aren't just left with all the cockerels.
I could have put her in with the ducks, but Gerald sometime chases her (and Pox) so thought it might just stress her out even more.
I went out to her earlier and she was in the nesting box asleep - she always slept under Pox on the roosting bars, so I think she's wondering whats happened and maybe a bit stressed .... although I know they don't have the same emotions as us!


Don't know what to say .... just what I've already posted on the forum ...

I'm absolutely gutted ...........................

I knew something was wrong, couldn't hear/see them, went up and there is just feathers :'(
Nugget (buff rock bantam) is the only one left - untouched. She was on top of the run, under the shower curtain, no idea how she got under there ?
One I'm most gutted about is the only school chick left ... Purkinje :(

Don't know what to do. Not upset, not angry, just gutted ... empty :

Now there are all the What if's ... the WIR was built, they weren't FRing, we had gone to Reading (theres a chicken show on today).

I know she can't be on her own, she doesn't look touched at all, will sort her out in a bit.

The ducks were locked up in the side passage so are ok...

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Dentist + Snow

Been to the dentist ... now I'm 18 I had to have x-rays and they're done every 2 years. My wisdom teeth are there coming up somewhere :/

Had 2 teeth re-sealed because I've always had rubbish enamel!

Its snowing! :) Has been on and off for the last couple of days, but its sticking now :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Legendary homeless man

I love this photo ...


Monday, February 15, 2010

Chicken Run - Stage 1

Have finally started 'work' on the chickens new Walk In Run :)

I marked out and dug the area on Saturday (yesterday) then today did the concrete.
We had to mix it on the drive and cart it through all the mess in the side passage and up the garden
Ran out of concrete + sand/ballast half way through so had to go back and buy more! :P

Hope it sets ok, not sure if its deep enough either (a few inches?) ...

It may be lumpy bumpy ... but its mine! :D