This weeks post is bought to you by Val.
Clucking good morning to you all.
This week has seen the new girls & Charlie settling in to our community & some intruders.
We are laying some really good quality eggs for our human friends & thank all of them for returning the box things the humans sell our eggs in. I don't want to appear big headed but my eggs are by far the biggest, which is why I have to make so much noise when I lay them.!!
We have a new feeder & water trough and the writing on it says "omelet", I found this funny as that's what eggs make - cluck, cluck, cluck.
Our neighbours, The Crows, have been popping in & eating our food without an invite. We are waiting for Charlie to chase them off but he just hides under the tree with us. We might have to come up with a plan on how to stop this happening.
Any ideas please help us & comment on this post.
Have a clucking good week
This weeks "Weekly Cluck" is bought to you by Val.
Morning, it is a beautiful day as I write this from my perch in our new coop. Yes we have a lovely new coop, I wasn't so sure about it when it first arrived but now I have slept here a few nights it is very comfy and I have more space as the other girls are all trying to squeeze themselves into the other coop!!
There are 3 main pieces of news from the chicken garden today;
1. The new coop
2. Some new arrivals.
3. We have a man!
I have already clucked about the coop, which is beautiful and handmade by a lovely man called Donald. He designs them all individually and then travels down from the north and puts it up for us. We had a right good nose as he did so to make sure he was doing right.
Yesterday we were pottering round the garden when the humans arrived with some new chickens, they are a bit younger than me so I will have to make sure they are okay and don't get bullied.
Finally we have a man, yes Charlie the Cockerel arrived yesterday as well. He is very strong and brave and has stood his ground when some of the older girls have tried to peck him into order, oh yes we had an interesting chest puffing day yesterday. He is very handsome but don't tell him I told you that.
I am waiting for the human with the long blonde hair to name the new ones and will bring you pictures and characters of them next week.
We hope you have enjoyed our eggs and you have a clucking good week.
I am called cornflake because I have brown spots the colour of kellogg cornflakes on my side. My albino sisters and I are the newest chickens in the flock so far. We are only 16 weeks old and are not yet laying eggs. We were quite small when we arrived but Meg has taken great care of us and we are now much chubbier.
Standing on logs and sleeping.....zzzzz....
Getting wet in the rain!
I am Albino and am pure white, with no markings at all. I am also 16 weeks old so just learning about life and laying eggs.
the taste of shoes!
I am frostie and I am called this because I remind meg of the other breakfast cereal - Frosties. I am also very young and still learning how to be a chicken.
Corn and mealworm and being a bit naughty, not going to bed when I am supposed to. Val has to chase me around the run to get me indoors!
Val being bossy - but I get my own back by running around the garden at bed time.
we are black and blue. We are sisters and are different to all the other chickens because we are pure breed Brahms. We are much bigger than the other ladies, but our wings are much smaller so there is no chance of us flying off! We are also very gentle and a bit shy of everything - you could call us gentle giants! We have very funny feet with feathers on our toes and when we run, Meg can't stop laughing. We lay quite small eggs and Blue is a lazy chicken who likes to stay in bed way past sunrise!
SLEEP and being stroked!
The bossy red chickens who did pick on her at the start.
Quite spaces, especially in the ivy bush.
Being held too much and stroked.
I am Green. I am called Green because I have a green ring on my leg. I love living with the other chickens, although I do get bossed around a bit!
Food food and more food!
Being bullied and motorcycles going past the garden.
my name is Red and I am called Red because I have lovely dark red feathers. I have lived with the other chickens since January and came with my friends Green, Blue and Black.
Digging for worms, eating pasta and hiding in the bush!
Val being bossy and not being able to get into the green house to eat the veg shoots!
My name's Ruffle, I am called ruffle because I have ruffled feathers. I spend my time clearing out twigs and seeing what grubs lie beneath them.
Being picked up, pasta and being stroked because it makes my feathers less ruffled and more like Perfect's.
Squeezing into the coop at night when the new comers arrived.
I'm Perfect, I am called Perfect because I am Perfect.
I am just like my friend Chippy except I like spending time with my friends and family more.
Hanging out with the rest of the gang, pasta, worms.
Being picked up, this ruffles my feathers and ruins my perfect look.
I'm Chippy. I am called Chippy because I have a chipped beak. I arrived with Val, Perfect, Brave and Ruffle.
I check out all the bushes and see what there is to eat.
Centipedes, pasta, bushes and being by myself.
Cars going by because they disturb my peace and quiet.
I'm Brave, I am called Brave because when I first arrived a very naughty dog managed to jump over the fence and grabbed me by the bottom. I had a tooth wound in my bottom -ouch!! I hid for a while in my coop and then came back outside and carried on as if nothing had happened. I also was very still when the human's treated my wound with antiseptic.
I can be a bit bossy especially when new ladies arrive. Val often tells me off.
Cuddles, being stroked, pasta,grubs and popping over the fence to visit the dog area -I get told off for this.
When the humans clean out my house, when the new chickens eat my food.