Chickens and Eggs, Cats & Dogs…

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We’ve had our ladies a couple of months now – and we LOVE them – such entertaining creatures. I feel like the Pied Piper as they follow me all around the garden.

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So far just one, Rose, has started laying eggs and we’ve had everything from shell-less eggs to a teeny weeny yolk-less one and a giant one at the other end of the spectrum – apparently all quite common when a pullet first begins to lay.

Eins Zwei Ei!
Eins Zwei Ei!
an egg with no shell
an egg with no shell

The cats and hens all run around nicely together however we were a little worried about our cocker spaniel pup (he has ‘previous’ with a neighbour’s chicken last year) but after seeing him get a peck on the nose by Betty, the matriarch – it’s clear his curiosity has been somewhat dampened – no bad thing.

hen pecked - well he was right after this was taken
hen pecked – well he was right after this was taken

I do wish however, he would lose his fondness for snacking on chicken poo – he treats the garden like an ‘all you can eat’ buffet – delightful!

little monkey!
little monkey!

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