Friday, 16 September 2011

The grass (or should I say the glass) is always greener)

The hens have been totally obsessed over the last few days as we were finishing off putting up the new greenhouse. Why on earth they think that the grass is greener inside a glass box with no obvious food on offer is beyond me but they were determined to get in. They were actually pecking the glass at one stage and were not amused by the fact they could not enter.

They watched me with the most peevish expressions as they stood at the doorway as even when it was open they were not quite able to make that final step inside.

So muggins here built them a ramp! Within seconds they were exploring their new see-through play pen.

I'm sure if I had left them in there they would take root. Blodwyn was more than happy to check out my tomatoes and scratch at the gravel I had neatly brushed into place! That didn't last very long.

I guess they are just like us in a way and just like to see to see things from a different angle, though the novelty hasn't worn off yet, every time I open the door, they dive inside only to stare out of the window on the outside again - crazy chickens!


  1. Pumphrey and Slocombe are the same with our greenhouse. I think they think their reflections are other chickens inside. And in the Winter, we fill the greenhouse with straw, move the pod in and it becomes their home for the cold months.

    I haven't built them a ramp, though! I daren't let them see the picture of the one you've built for your girls!!

  2. What a great idea Denise! They must be so warm. Yes better not show them the ramp or they may get jealous!

  3. Hi Diane,
    I have some friends in Wales who have chickens. They act very much like yours. They've told me that they need to make the chicken coop a bit warmer or they may resort to bringing the chickens to roam around in their house. Now there's a visual!
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Gary x

  4. Oh yes Gary, I bet those hens would love to come inside. Don't think my girls would leave if I gave them the opportunity, they would squat and never leave. Best wishes to you - Di x