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We Need More Eggs

Published on November 14, 2012 by Henny Penny in Penny's Posts

Our eggs are so popular with friends and neighbours, that we decided that we really need to get some more chickens to keep up with the demand. Luckily we have plenty of room in our spacious Henny Penny 'Manor House' coop for some more pampered chicks! 

At the weekend we collected some 15 week old 'posh' chickens from a local breeder, to go with our flock of ex-battery hens. It was quite surprising just how much calmer these chicks were compared to the ex-battery girls. We got a few Marans which have beautiful black and pale grey speckled feathers that are very soft and white legs. 

We also got a few hybrid chicks which are a mixture of white and ginger in colour, very pretty and great layers. As soon as we got them home my son Charlie couldn't wait to lift them out of our homemade transportation box, before putting them straight into their separate 'chick' house with some fresh water. This is just until they are old enough to meet the established flock and slot into the 'pecking order'. 

Next morning we opened the pop-hole door so that they could come out into the sunshine to stretch their legs and have some chick crumb which will help them to grow etc. Despite more than a little encouragement they didn’t want to venture into the ‘scary’ outside world. So I had to pick them up one by one and take them outside and into the separately fenced-off area we have set-up to keep them from mixing with the older girls. 

Still, once they had got used to the fresh air and sunshine outside they seemed happy enough for now, as they eventually stuck their necks out and started to explore their new home. 

Question is…will they know where to go and what to do when it’s time for bed tonight??

We Need More Eggs

Tags: henny penny, marans, chickens, pop-hole, door, crumb, charlie

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