Saturday, 21 February 2009

Chickens!

Being someone who is not on this planet (according to my husband) I decided I would like to have a go at keeping a few chickens. After perusing the web, and finding out as much info as I could, I made a purchase of a chicken house on Ebay. I love Ebay, you can buy just about anything, except chickens! It came flat packed, and last night we put it together, it only took about an hour, and there was no cursing!

So tomorrow, we are off for a little drive to Beaulieu to buy some chickens! I have chosen, a Silver Sussex a very pretty silver grey bird with a lovely temprament, A White Leghorn, an excellent layer, sometimes laying 2 eggs a day and a French Maran which lays the most beautifully shiny dark brown eggs, with a rich orangey yolk. Its sooo exciting! This time next week, maybe we'll be eating our own eggs! Well not our own, I couldn't possibly lay an egg! You know what I mean!

3 comments:

Crazy Emma said...

Hi,
Thats cool about the chickens. We're looking to get some ex battery hens in march which we'll keep on our allotment. Funnily enough we were looking at the very same chicken house that you have bought so you'll have to let us know how the hens like it!Make sure you post some pics of the girls!

Goosey said...

Thats a fine chicken shed for the girls! Can't wait to see some pictures of them, you'll be self sufficient soon!

Peggy said...

Congratulations on the purchase,I would love some hens on our allotment,I will watch how you go on the project!