A chicken update: Why? well there are a lot of headless chickens running around in parliament at the moment, we are at impasse over Brexit, there is really nothing to say.
About three weeks ago Phoebe our last bossy hen died, I think with the same symptons as the other two. Leaving me with two bantams, Lady Jane and Fay.
Now my first three hens had not been vaccinated, but the two bantams had, and I paid a good price for them, but obviously it is worth it for health reasons. They are vaccinated against Newcastle Disease, Marek's disease, and infectious bronchitis.
So who became top chicken out of the two? Well it turns out to be mad little Lady Jane, she has strode forward chasing Fay around, and two days ago took her small self to sleep in the coop with Fay, she has always at night gone into the box to sleep by herself. It will be interesting to see what will happen when another two are added to the flock how the pecking order will arrange itself.
I notice quite a lot of bloggers keep chickens, and I think we keep them for the fun they provide, at last in life when we have slowed down we can stand and watch. And of course be hypocrites and eat bought chicken!
I came across photos of my original chickens in Bath, they got finished off by one of those city foxes......
|Hetty and Harriet being jungle hens|
|Bought in Yorkshire and now part of the Universe|
|Fay and Lady Jane|