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Tag: Chickens

Happy Chicks

 

Other than me when I was a kid, the girls love to eat their vegetables 🙂

Hilde’s Visit to the Vet

Lovely Hilde had to visit the vet a couple of days ago – she seemed a little lethargic and passive in the last few days and we wanted to avoid a catastrophe as with Schakkeline at all cost. I assume she wasn’t exactly happy about having to sit in her travel box and being transported in the car, but eventually – after a profound examination and survey – it turns out she might well have been just a little bit lazy… 🙂


Wind Egg or “Cock’s Egg”

Priscilla laid a so-called wind egg the last days, the first one I ever even saw in real life. It’s a complete egg, but with only a membrane, thus just missing a calcium shell. They were called cock’s eggs traditionally since it was believed they were laid by cocks in former times.

Here’s wikipedia’s information on this (german language, since unfortunately the english version isn’t worth a dime).


Cute and Curious Chickens

Henriette, Hilde and Waltraud.


Alternative Chicken Feeder Design

 

The girls don’t seem to like their store-bought dome feeder anymore for some reason (they tenaciously won’t tell me why). The first reaction to such an exigency is: Googling. I stumbled upon an alternative design within mere minutes and decided to try that out:


The Chicken Board

One of these ideas that you stumble upon on the internet and wonder why the actual fu** you didn’t think of that by yourself… 🙂

Have you ever picked up a piece of wood from the ground in a shadowy place in the garden and noticed the lots of insects and worms wildly crawling around beneath it? Why not do that on purpose for the chickens? It seems to be called a “chicken board” and it’s as simple and as unremarkable as that.

Well, as you can see, mine is not exactly a “board” but any flat item of reasonable size will do. Just place it on the ground in a shadowy and damp place and move it every 3-4 days, revealing the accumulation of delicious treats below. Your chickens will love the all-you-can-eat buffet of yummyness served to them!

 


Quarantine Chicken Enclosure

Unfortunately Schakkeline isn’t doing well at the moment. She seems to have some kind of an infection, so we had to separate her from the flock to ensure she gets enough food and doesn’t get pecked at by the other girls.

An old wooden transport box (I’m glad I saved it) was the basis for making a small quarantine coop containing an enclosure and a small fresh-air-area. The wifey and my neighbour did an awesome job for the poor girl! We can care better for her when she’s secluded and can recover in peace. 


Priscilla

Priscilla – the name tells the story. She’s the undisputed Queen of the coop 🙂


Chickens Moved In

 

So the new chickens moved in today and after an hour or so of being a little sheepish and insecure they became curious and lively, digging around, cackling and exploring their new home. We delibertely chose races that are suitable for the beginner and thus also might forgive the one or the other beginner’s mistake – we want them to be happy and thrive. We’ve got:


Chicken Coop

Last two week’s big project is finally done! I made a chicken coop in the back yard and now I’m waiting for some chickens to move in! Living in a rather rural area, I took great pains in creating an as much as possible predator-proof construction.


 

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