I have always enjoyed keeping a couple of hens, they make even a small garden a much more interesting place, and these two girls, (originally three until Mr. Fox did his worst) have kept me very amused and entertained over the last few years. Now, having been brought up in a small city garden, they think they are in Chicken Heaven and are looking healthier than ever.
Sadly we don’t own the land around our Peak District home, and the girls may well be on borrowed time as they enjoy their free-range life, but for now both they and I are enjoying their new-found freedom, and washing the dishes is much more fun with a little feathered face staring back at me through the window.
I would even go as far as to say that ‘Happiness is a Hen pecking at the kitchen window’ but I’m afraid that isn’t going down to well with the ‘lord of the manor’, so go carefully, girls. We don’t want Chicken pie on the menu now, do we?
There are windows everywhere filling the cottage with light, so I get to keep a good eye on the girls as they peck about their day. I’m quite sure that they are delighting on feasting and foraging on all the various new flavors, found in an open field.
If you are contemplating the idea of keeping a few chickens I would say ‘GO FOR IT’. They are easy to keep, highly entertaining and the taste of a freshly laid egg every day, well nothing beats it.
Hi girls, that’s it, keep me amused but NO PECKING! or there will trouble ahead.
Happy Sunday everyone
Love Alison x