Friday, June 15, 2012

New chooks

Hello, what a week it has been.
Meet Martha, she is the guardian of the chook pen.
She sits on top of the premium (that's another word for expensive) chook food.
She also guards the gate.
We hope her terracotta eggs will spur the girls on to become prolific egg layers.

And these ladies, are our 3 new chooks.
the one at the front is called "muesli", the others remain unnamed.
Sadly, we started with four, and I won't go into details, but, a certain fluffy puppy is in major disgrace!

Here they are all eating some grain. 
Or should I say Pepper and Salt, the two silkies are eating and the newbies, Isa browns are waiting.

These two chooks are top of the pecking order at present with the darker one, Pepper being the bossiest.

They are slowly settling in.
We have a bit more work to do to bring their accommodation up to standard. 
Nesting boxes are the next thing on the list to do.

The kids have had a great time visiting them, picking them up and talking to them.

I can't wait until we get our first egg.
Don't worry, you will see it!

Thank you so much for all your facebook love. 
I have still not quite got it right.
I will try and sort it this weekend.
I may delete the lot,
and start all over again.


  1. Lulu! But she looks so innocent...xx

  2. What beautiful girls! I really miss mine.

    TDM xx

  3. I am so envious! I love chickens, and gathering their fresh eggs, and listening to them make their contented chicken noises. Archie the Dog will not tolerate them in our yard so, for now, we are chickenless.

  4. Beautiful chooks! I love chickens, we used to have lots where I grew up, and ducks and turkeys etc. Can I ask which type of chooks they are? Very gorgeous. Naughty fluffy puppy too. That stuff still breaks my heart after all these years. At least it wasn't a fox or snake getting the chook. Mx (ex-bushie)

  5. The idea of keeping chickens terrifies me and delights me. I love the idea of having a happy family of chooks on my garden delivering fresh eggs to me on a daily basis, I would love the challenge of looking after them, with good thingsto eat, keeping them safe and cosy......BUT feathers terrify me, so chooks are out of the Easton Manor equation. I will be very content to live my chook keeping life through your blog. Love all your pictures. X Roberta

  6. What a good-looking bunch of ladies... I'd love chooks but I have a border collie so it's not going to happen anytime soon. I just admire other people's instead. :-)

  7. Lulu! You naughty pooch!
    We used to have silkies, they're funny chooks and I must say I love the name Museli!
    Hopefully that first egg isn't far away :)

  8. They are seriously cute chooks! I will come 'like' you on FB! It always crashes on me so I don't use it that much, but I do upload some pics from instagram there. X

  9. I need some. But I am afraid I am away too much. xx

  10. I so can't believe your Lulu would do such a thing Deb - NOT MUCH!
    Millie xx


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