three battery hens on a pole in knitted coats

 

Battery Hen Coats

If you’re into knitting and would like a new project, how about whipping up little coats for battery hens? When battery hens are saved they have few feathers to keep them warm.  These wonderful little coats help with this and encourage the growth of new feathers. Shawn from  www.animalsanctuary.co.nz says she can use them, and if she gets too many, she can …

 

hens on the grass blue skies

 

An Eagle Is Hunting Our Hens

This is a photo of our two free-range hens Zippity and Doodah, happily clucking around our lawn. This behaviour has now stopped and both of them are missing their tail feathers and Doodah (the black hen) is missing a lot of the feathers off her sides too. At first, we could not figure out what had happened; there are no …

 

 

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

 

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 …