Sunday, 21 September 2014

Feathered freebies

I love FreeCycle, Freegle, Gumtree...all the freebie sites!

I have collected a few interesting bits and bobs, 70s A-Zs of London and Manchester (making envelopes and tags), plastic A4 wallets (for Big Gs school work), a deckchair (that was HORRIBLE) and recently...

An Eglu and two hens!

Yes, Susie and Sukie (soon to be renamed) were sophisticated Wimbledon hens, but now they reside at the back of my garden.  Poor chooks!

The black one looks as though it has been through a mangle!  She looks like a nervous wreck.  She is tiny compared to the big white lady!

The white one is, in fact, a little frightening!  She runs after me when I go into the garden, she pecked my big toe yesterday as I was taking the washing off the line.  Gave me a fright!

So far, only little B has been able to touch them.  They won't let me stroke them, let alone pick them up.  Humpf!  

To begin with I gave them free reign of the garden, but the poop!  Oh my the poop!  So now I have relegated them to the grass area only, it is plenty big enough.  

Mr J is adorable..he is not in the slightest bit interested in keeping his opinion, more useless pets.  He also thinks the cats are useless pets too!  But he did a 100 mile round trip to get them for me.   What a guy!

So far we have had four eggs....strangely laid at different times during the day.  Not sure which one is laying but they all look the same, so I am presuming that it is one hen and not both.  Big G is going to make her amazingly amazing berry pancakes for us on Saturday using the eggs.  I can't wait to see if the egg looks any different when she cracks it open.  

Im hoping that the hens will settle down a little bit, we've only had them for 6 days, and each start producing an egg a day...or Mr J will be right, they will be a useless pair!  

I'll keep you updated!

Slightly terrified Claire. x

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