Friday, January 20, 2012

Chicken run!

We're lucky to have a fairly large garden with hedges all around the boundaries and for the most part they are secure so the rabbits and chickens can't escape. I sat in the lounge last Friday lunchtime, feeling all smug because now I am working from home, the chickens can be out most of every day, doing what they want and I don't have to worry about them escaping.....or so I thought......

15 minutes before I needed to go to school, I went outside as usual, shook the pot of meal-worm to bring the chickens back to their house but only Ruby followed me up to the greenhouse. I put her home and listened for Snowy and Mildred then peered over next doors hedge. There they were, just looking at me.  Luckily the neighbours were out so I walked round with the meal-worm, found M and S and herded them back into our garden.  My neighbours must think I am mad.  There I was, walking down the road with two chickens waddling behind me.

All this week I have been trying to block the holes that the chickens have decided they can escape out of but I have felt like I am on Chicken Run. and fell out with my little fluffy friends...



 Today I decided I would make a more permanent barrier to stop them escaping and tied wire sheets to the large holed mesh that they had been getting through. I went in the house, made a cup of tea, sewed a new bag with fab fabric and felt smug. Ahhh.  I listed my new bag and announced that I had made friends with the hens and that the new bag was in their honour.....


...  I opened the window, I shook the box of dried fruit and two chickens waddled to the window, glad to see me. Snowy was missing. She can't have escaped, I thought, she must be in the coop, laying an egg, what a lovely hen...I went outside to find her in between the new and old fencing.....laughing at me! Tomorrow I'm getting serious........

4 comments:

Bettiboots said...

Animals will always make you look foolish. You end up wandering round with pots of meal-worms; I end up shaking a pot of Whiskas treats and calling 'Valhalla!' into the field opposite our house. I won't begin with the smirking we get when we go to the vets.... Then again, aren't you the people who owned a rabbit called Ninja...?

JayNic Knit Knacks said...

Oh dear. :(
I love chickens, I've always wanted some.
how did you choose those names? I had a hamster called Mildred a few years ago.

Nic said...

Yes we are the people who owns a rabbit called Ninja....and another called Bandit...oh how the teachers at school think that was a good idea since Lou writes about them all of the time!!
We called her Mildred after Mildred Hubble from The Worst Witch.

Daisy said...

I've put your blog down as one of my favourite blogs for something called the Liebster blog award! You'll find a button for it back on my blog!

PS love the chicken fabric!