Friday, 24 December 2010

Three wishes!

I thought today how un-complicated Christmas must be for animals - well that is for the ones that are loved and cared for.

I put up three little stockings tonight for my wonderful little hens and loved the expression on Blodwyns face. I wondered what she would wish for tonight along with her camera shy sisters - Braith and Bethan?

They are three very different characters, although some people may think they look similar they are not.

That is the wonderful thing about chickens, they do have the most individual and personal characters.

Can't wait to see what turns up in those little stockings tomorrow!

Merry Christmas to everyone from Inside the Chicken Coop!

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Now that's better!

I have been so worried about my poor old girls during this freezing weather.
Yet they started to lay again and now look very healthy for old hens living through extreme weather conditions. They love their comfort and so I continue to pander to their needs.

I have so far fitted three shower curtains to protect their coop from the snow and ice.

I put the curtains onto a proper curtain wire so when it is sunny I can draw it back to allow the maximum amount of sunshine into the chicken coop and when the weather gets nasty I can shut them in and keep them cosy.

Tonight I took them a little bread and warm skimmed milk (they do like to watch their figures) they were so appreciative.

Blodwyn tucked in first as usual. The milk was dripping from her beak! I think if she were human she would be like the 'Nigella Lawson' of the chicken world - Beautiful and loving her food!)

Hope all our animals stay safe and warm in this weather.