Monday, 22 August 2011


We are trying to introduce Figaro to Demeter and Papagena. And to make sure that everything goes 'swimmingly' we have a water gun and the hose.  

I have to say Figaro has done nothing to make me trust him with the Demeter and Papagena.
after hanging out on the deck he sprinted down and when he was 5-8ft away from the chickens the kids sprayed the water gun and hose, and Figaro bounded off into the forest. The problem with that is I don't know what Figaro would've done if he had gotten closer. I guess that means the 'Introduction' is not over yet.



Saturday, 20 August 2011

If you got a chicken what breed would you get?

The breeds or arranged in alphabetical order, there is no 'right' answer!
Also, there are many more breeds of chickens (obviously!) I just picked a few that I know are friendly :)
Below you can find out the characteristics of each breed.



Plymouth Rock

Rhode Island Red

Silkie Bantam

Have Fun!

Friday, 19 August 2011

Medly's Grave

I should have posted this a while ago...


The Girls. From Chicks to Now

                                                    MEDIO POLLITO 
                                April 20 - June 26



April 20...


 April 20...


Thursday, 18 August 2011

Big Changes

My plan with having chickens had been to have at most 4 hens to have as pets and also to get some eggs from.  
Well, this plan has totally went down the drain, for good or for bad, I will find out in a few months.
Your probably thinking What is she talking about? or What changed her mind?
It changed with a few words from Grant:  "If your going to have chickens you might as well have enough  so we won't have to go to the grocery store to buy eggs".
So now I am going to get 6-8  hens ;) and maybe in the summer get 2 meat chickens.
The one main problem with that at the time was, Where am I going to find a chicken coop plan for up to 8 chickens? (the chicken coop I had bought plans for would only fit up to 4 chickens)
The answer came with the website BackYardChickens   
On BYC, users had sent in chicken coop designs and I found a design I liked: 

Time to go and find materials and level out the ground!!!