While we Were Away & Since We’ve Been Back

While we were away, the chickens did not die. Woohoo! Neither did they run away, incapacitate themselves or fall into the grips of illness. Frodo did manage to escape into the Vege Garden one day, but didn't cause too much damage. The hens even managed to lay in the new coop. I wasn't expecting them…

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Chicken Coop Craziness

So, it was time for us to have a holiday. A South Island holiday complete with catching up with friends and family in Christchurch and a wedding in snowy Twizel. If you know how things go around here you know that us + holiday = extra nuttiness. This time was no exception, indeed, this pre-holiday…

Some Chickens Are Insane And Some Are Beautiful

First of all, I have a few photos of our recent family holiday in Masterton. It was cold down there! We stayed at a rural property slightly in the wops, with beautiful, hilly, foresty views and some interesting animals. The chickens and peacocks were nice to look at but, boy, have you ever experienced high-pitched…

In Which The Chickens Get Enlisted

I have done something that is great for both the chickens and for me. I have enlisted the chickens onto my compost team. I am in the process of moving the weedpost pile, the pile where I was chucking my weeds and the worms and bugs were decomposing them, into the chicken pen. I didn't…