Friday, 7 October 2011

New additions to the family

Well first thing first,so sorry havent blogged in ages but have been busy with my new additions to the family.We got the big girls at easter and been adding the smaller ones here and there.After I stopped making cards(well put it on hold) and the price of wool has got to a stupid price so cant knit or crochet as much as I liked we were wondering ......and wondering.......and then along came the girls lol.

They are very sweet natured and keep the whole family amused,the grey looking ones are Bluebelles which is a hybrid breed and their names are Tikka,Nando and Kentucky.Then the big white and black ones are a old english breed called Light Sussex and their names are Mayo and Nugget.
They all lay eggs and they are very very tasty with bright yellow yolks and very large,at the moment egg laying has slowed down as nights are drawing in and I think they are starting to moult.

Then a couple of months ago a neighbour gave us their old hen house and run........well it sat there empty for nearly a week before Tony suggested we got some smaller chickens so I had to agree.So we came home with a Black Pekin bantam called BBQ and she is the sweetest ,little thing and loves being picked up and fussed and after a week started laying small little eggs which are also very yummy,and also we got Paxo which was meant to be a Mille Fleur but we think is a bitsa (bits of this and bits of that) and also we think she might be a he so hope she isnt as we will have to get rid of her as not allowed cockerels in built up area.

Then Taylor got herself a few days work at the racecourse and with her wages she bought herself Korma who is a tiny tiny tiny little Frizzle,she is about 17/18 weeks old and looks like she been electrified and all her feathers have curled.lolIts the funniest looking little thing but is also very tame and follows Taylor everywhere when we let them run around.

Well I hope you dont mind hearing all about my chickens instead of seeing the cards I have made or scarf I have knitted but for a while it will be more piccys of my chickens and the funny,daft things they do that make them so entertaining.Have a great weekend everyone.

Karen x x x x

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