Keeping hens in your back garden is a glimpse into the good life, a step, albeit small, towards self-sufficiency. They might only provide your lunch and some ingredients for your next cake, but owning chickens allows one a slightly superior air in conversation. “Oh I never buy eggs any more, our girls provide them forContinue reading “The highs and lows of henkeeping”
I’m a bit feather-brained at the moment. We have three chickens – Minnie, Polly and Iona – they’re our first little flock and we’re extremely fond of them. I have previously documented their arrival here and since we got them they seem to be quite happy in our back garden. They’ve recently started laying againContinue reading “Chickening out”
Well it seems it’s been a busy couple of weeks since I last wrote a post. Thankfully, part of the reason for that has been some lovely weather – when the sun’s shining I’m not inclined to stay in the house and stare at a computer screen, I want to get outside and garden! SomeContinue reading “Catching up…”
Minnie (Minerva) Iona (or Iona McFart) and Big Boo (aka Polly, short for Pollos Hermanos) I realise that’s quite a heady mix of monikers but that’s what happens when you let your kids get involved in the naming process, while also wanting to have your own input! We’ve ended up with a selection inspired byContinue reading “Introducing…”
Just a quick one before bedtime – but I had to share today’s excitement… Three hens, happily scratching away in their new home in our back garden! I am super excited and also nervous about their first night – please let them still be there in the morning?!
We have a coop! An Eglu Go to be precise, and I am so excited. My head is full of hens at the moment, as I’m working out where to put them, when to feed them, how to make this work for our family life. My girls are also excited about the prospect of someContinue reading “Project Hen is moving forward…!”
I have hens on the brain at the moment. I am very seriously considering some for the back garden! This has been an idea at the back of my mind since we moved into the house, as the garden is such a good size, there’s plenty of room for a small coop and three orContinue reading “To chook, or not to chook…?”