A Quick Guide To Keeping Hens

I’m in a serious battle with a group of pukeko that are raiding my veggie garden. They are such a nightmare compared to our two free-range hens, Zippity and Doodah (pictured), both of whom don’t step foot in the garden – probably because they’re well fed and like hanging out with Grant most of the day down by the production garage, …

 

 

Chickens Driving You Mad?

Chickens are a never-ending source of entertainment – sometimes the entertainment is better than others!  Zippity and Doodah (pictured using our Dog Cruz’s agility course) have started to lay again but now Zippity has decided to cluck loudly outside our window first thing in the morning and come into the house if she doesn’t get food early enough. I remembered …

 

chickens

 

Fun With Hens

There’s is a small flock of free roaming hens next door that like to visit and one has just had chicks which are adorable. I’m a little concerned that our dog Cruz may try and chase them for fun as he’s only a couple of years old. We’ve stopped feeding them and are encouraging them back to their property where they’re …

 

ship in antarctic and a chicken

 

Cute hens

Thanks to everyone who has sent me videos of hens – one man even offered me some free hens! My hen house isn’t quite ready yet, so I’m having to wait until the man who does my odd jobs up north has time to do that. Meanwhile have a look at this great story about a hen who lives on a …