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baby chicks

07 July 2010 16:29:57
THE BORROWED HEN AND MY NEW CHICKS

THE BORROWED HEN AND MY NEW CHICKS

hi everyone

i have been taking a break from the garden the week or so, i dont know is it the weather or just me but the energy levels have been very low but i hope the work will be done at the weekend(WEATHER PERMITTING)it has very changeable lately.

The big surprise has been when a lady that i chat with at the school surprised me with 6 little chicks on monday morning, she also gave me a hen on loan untill the baby chicks have matured. i was so happy as i had said for along time i would love hens. We have been busy planning the chick run which is now under construction by my dear hubby.

I have also been harvesting my first and second earlies, the british queens are flowery, the sharpes not flowery, would def plant more british queens for next year. i have also harvested some broccoli for the rabbits. I sowed some spring cabbage and some carrots in the tunnel the other day, gave up trying to sow carrots outside because no matter what i do the dogs pull up the netting and dig the carrots so i decided to try it in the tunnel where i can control their entry.

hopefully i will get the front garden done and finished well a good part of it anyway.

if anyone has any ideas about keeping mice away from the oats i have bought for the chicks i will be greatfull


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Jacinta Jacinta 07 July 2010 16:40:11

Sounds like you have been really busy. Chicks are gorgeous. Keep the oats in a sealed container.


kitty kitty 07 July 2010 16:45:57

some one told me about a barrel but the mice could get into that, i got a 20 kg bag so i need a good container for it, maybe a bin with a lid as the americans call them trash cans, i will look for one of them thank you jacinta for the suggestion.


Jacinta Jacinta 07 July 2010 16:48:13

Ooooh yea, 20kg is a lot to containerise. You should be able to get a plastic dustbin for  about €20. That would be big enough. If the lid doesn't clip down securely, you could get one of those expanders.


kitty kitty 07 July 2010 17:06:04

Thank you jacinta, that sounds like a good idea, it sounds better than a barrell


Clara Clara 07 July 2010 22:10:42

Oh they are so cute.


kitty kitty 07 July 2010 23:20:01

love them to bits


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