Our silky chickens Buzz and Woofy found a new home today. Our red hens Honda and Penny Penny had started to attack them. Poor Buzz has lost so many feathers. She really looks terrible!! I just couldn’t let the Buzz and Woofy get picked on any more. So even though it breaks my heart we found them a new home. Thanks to Sian and her family Buzz and Woofy will once again be happy chooks.
As we left Sian’s this morning we took one last peak in the hen house…….. Ben looked up at me and said ‘They will be ok Mummy….. look at all their new friends’. Love ya Ben and thanks Sian xo
What do you do with Broody Chickens? We don’t have a rooster and our two Silkies – Woof and Buzz spend their days sitting on the other chickens eggs or sitting on no eggs at all. I feel a little sorry for the girls as the eggs are never going to hatch! I lift the girls out a couple of times a day making sure they drink and eat (I take them down their favorites). I read that they will stop being broody if you get them out and put them in the sun. This doesn’t seem to be working. Does anyone have any tips or will they just stop being broody some day soon?
Our four little hens needed to be put in the chook house early as we were heading to the coast for the evening. Mum and I sent Dad and Andrew to do the job. It took a little longer than expected. It was quite amusing. I am not sure how two tiny Silkies can cause so much running around, arm flapping and puffing. Andrew and Dad would corner the hens, go to pick them up and they would just fly in their faces. It was really hard not to laugh! Once the job was done Dad and Andrew looked a little worse for wear – red faced and covered in sweat. It was a great giggle! Thanks xo
Since we live on a “property” now, we thought that we ought to put on some “stock”. We now have two chickens named Honda and Penny Penny.
First we had to assemble the chook pen. All hands on deck – thanks to Grandad George and Nanny. We also purchased our feed and water containers.
Second job was site preparation. We fenced off a corner about 20m x 10m. Thanks to Grandad and Gamma for lending a hand.
Then, we just added chickens. Buying chickens is apparently like buying eggs, prepackaged in a convenience box. We got our red hens from Stocks Produce, just around the corner from our place and the chook pen from Risson Produce in Ipswich. We are also going to add four Silkies when we can find some.
Now with a little love and care we wait for the magical first egg. Ben checks everyday. So far the reports have been “No Eggs Mum, just poo!”