Sunday, 8 June 2008

Everyone's Relaxin'

Wonderful few days. We put the netting over the fruit cage, which means it's easier to extend the girls' ranging area now, as the fruit-cage-netting acts as Hen-proof netting too.

The Girls love rooking under shrubs, and then dozing. I've just put them back in their Run for the evening, as I can't supervise them properly while I'm making dinner. Looked out of the window to see the two cats lolling about on our garden chairs, and the Girls lolling about in their Dustbah. They look like they are in a hottub, all they need is a glass of something within reach of their wingtips to complete the picture.

I don't want to try and take a photo as it'll make them jump up and come running to see if I have anything edible on me.


  1. Hi,
    Lucky you, getting your girls at long last. We wanted to keep hens too, but are not allowed as we live in a council property & they are classed as livestock. Hope your husband is getting used to them.

    Herford uk

  2. Hi Kim, thanks for your comment.

    if you really want chickens, I would check with your Council as two or three Girls, kept for pleasure rather than meat, are likely to be classed as "pets" rather than "livestock". The reason for the coucil clause is generally to prevent people having cockerels, or lots of chickens.

    My husband quite likes the Girls now, he told me he was "pleasantly surprised" at how much personality they had.

    Good luck to you if you decide to go for it.