Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Chicken pics

Thought it was time for some new chicken pictures.

I do love them but it's about time they fulfilled their side of the bargain and laid us an egg or two. Currently the deal is a bit one sided - A constant supply of food and deluxe surroundings yet nothing in return, except for a momentous amount of poo on the patio.


Blogger Christian Briddon said...

They are really cute. I'd love some chickens but you keep puting me off by talking about the huge amount of poo.

Oh well, I'll enjoy yours instead via the medium of the internet.

1:26 PM  
Blogger rach said...

It's not really the amount, more the frequency of production. They poo once evey 5 to 10 minutes.

The poos themselves are quite neat and tidy (as far as poo can be neat and tidy) but it just seems like the minute I've finished hosing the patio down, they come along and drop a fresh one right in the middle.

If we had a bigger garden and could fence off a designated area for them it would be much better. I would want to to do that if we had kids playing in the garden. However, currently the chicken are my surrogate kids so we give them total free range to the whole of the back garden.

The upside of the poo is that I have the richest compost heap in the world and my veggies will be massive next year!

2:34 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

Rach, you forgot to mention the incident on Sunday, while we were eating lunch with guests.

Scramble hopped onto the windowsill, pecked on the glass, turned away from us, and did a poo. Which stuck to the glass, and was steaming.

However, this should be no deterrent to Christian, they are lovely creatures, AND they produce eggs. In theory.

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What fine beasts Rach! I particularly like the third picture - it looks uncannily like you when saying 'bok'... Eleanor

4:57 PM  

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