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.


  1. Hear, hear to that. We've moved the pod into the greenhouse and covered the floor with a goodly layer of straw. Minus 11 here last night, and am determined to keep the girls warm and snuggly.

  2. HI Denise, it's awful isn't it? Yet they seem to be doing very well so far bless them.
    What a great idea to put them into the greenhouse - my gosh what if they start growing!

  3. Dear Diane,
    I do so hope the weather warms up, soon, for our precious animal friends. You are a kind and caring spirit.
    May you and your loved ones have a most joyous and peaceful Christmas. May you all stay warm.
    In kindness and respect, Gary x