Our animals – Chicken

The chickens, we currently have 16 of them, are all rescues of some sort. Blackberry and Mathilda came from people who could not look after them any more for various reasons. The others are all recues from battery farms in the area and arrived very scruffy looking with hardly any feathers left. All the older ones have developed into some very attached and tame birds who believe that they are pets. Watch out for them, they try to get into the house. While they have almost 10 acres to roam, they prefer to stay very close to us.

2 newcomers arrived in September 2018 for our daughter’s ag-day project which have meanwhile started to lay eggs. In September 2019 we got 2 new chicken for ag-day again. They are still small and are in process of being joined with the older ones.

Latest blog posts featuring our chickens

The weather has turned from somewhat wet and warm to rather wet and cold. The horses have been rugged up just like the goats. The rodent infestation has become noticeable, so we started putting up more traps on top of the traps and bait stations we already had.
It’s so nice to get outside between rain break. The weather has been warming up over the the last days and we are getting 20 deg during the day.
Contrary to Honky, our frizzle hen Fluffy has been broody for several weeks and been sitting on no eggs – chicken brains are funny. So we decided we give it a go and shoved the three duck eggs under her. She’s been a happy chicken now for two weeks and very protective on top.