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Checking out our Chickens!

Hello friends!

I thought I do a post completely dedicated to our chickens, because, you know, they deserve a spot on the blog! 😉

Our history with chickens is a very jumbled and long winded! We have had so many chickens come and go over the years. Some of them were great at laying eggs, while others refused to lay a single egg! We also had a few very cheeky roosters that wanted to attack small kids. These always ended up in a chicken stew!

There is one chicken that has remained with us for over 11 years! Her name is Pecky and she has never failed to produce eggs, year after year. She has even gone so far as to laying her eggs in a bucket right by the front door. Talk about convenience! She is also the perfect mother. She has raised so many batches of chicks. We have never had another chicken as faithful as her, before or since!

Our chickens were always free to roam and this has caused problems. We would often become frustrated and we would end up giving them away. We never seemed to learn from our mistakes and it was not long before we would source a new batch of chicks. This year, however, we finally managed to contain them and fence them in. Hopefully, this will solve our problems and we can concentrate on getting some egg laying done!

The other day, we had a batch of chicks that hatched out of their eggs. Aren’t they adorable?

I love the way they huddle around their mother.

Baby chicks are the cutest, so fluffy and sweet!

My little brothers were the ones who discovered them when they hatched. They were so excited!

Our rooster is quite the handsome fellow…

Our chickens are fed on food scraps from the kitchen. They do quite well on this and it is much cheaper than buying feed for them. It also creates a natural compost for the garden.

I hope that you enjoyed this post. Feel free to leave a comment and have a lovely weekend. 🙂 xx

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4 thoughts on “Checking out our Chickens!

  1. Great photos again and lovely post too. I am busy building a chicken coup. Just want about 6 layers. I haven’t had my own chickens before, I might need to ask some advice from your 11 years experience. 🙂

  2. Awww! Your chicks are adorable! It’s amazing how long Pecky has lived, and that she is still laying. We had one chicken “Henny” (we’re so creative, I know), who lived 9 years, and we thought she was doing well to live that long!

    1. Thanks! Haha….well I can’t believe how long Pecky has lasted either. We seem to have a thing for long lasting animals. We have a cat that is going on 17years and she is still doing well!

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