A little introduction to my girls I’ve not really shared them on this page before but as they are a big part of my life I think they deserve their own moment. I took the girls up to the allotment Back in May last year, and added an additional 10 to the flock. So I did have 15 girls at the time but I’ve lost my older girls so currently have 10 now, I will be adding 6 more in March. They are all Lohmann which are a brown Hybrid chicken with white markings on some. They will produce around 300 eggs a year per chicken.
I do have names for them alot of people say im crazy but I kind of like giving them names as everyone deserves a name.
Bluebell, Dottie, Rosie, Ruby, Henrietta these girls were my older girls which have passed.
The girls are.
Victoria, Roxy, Doris, Mabel, Daisy, Honey, Clementine, Primrose, Ginger, Annie, They are all around 14 months old now.
We have built a metal frame with chicken wire all the way round and a foot down and across to keep the lovely Mr fox out. I brought a big chicken house which I have now moved the house nest box outside the coop but the house in side so you don’t have to go into the coop if you don’t want too. I painted it Lavender from the cupinol range. My House and frame came from www.eggshellonline.co.uk
Chickens are not for everyone but I love my Girls and yes they are all colour coded I know who’s who.
They have helped me out up the allotment and they can feast on left over veggies too, its so nice being up there with them, I cant have a farm or bigger land so this is the next best thing, Yes its a lot of hard work but its all about managing my time a little better now. I get so much out of it as its a joy just being top there.
I go up everyday after walking the dogs and have a cuppa and sit for five and just listen to the birds the dogs love it up there too as its all secure and they can run around my plot till their hearts content. Its my little sanctuary we all have that one place, I’m an outdoors girl at heart I love the countryside and livestock if I could have a small holdings I would but Hubby is not like that though, He helps when needed thats all I can ask for to be fair. It’s not everyones cup of tea.
Hope you’ve enjoyed reading about my Girls.