It’s been four weeks since our newbie gingernut rangers joined our urban flock. And despite a period of vicious hen pecking they have settled in nicely. They are now all laying and roaming together. While we are all so pleased we got Coco and Rhubarb neither Mike or I realized just how much impact on their living area that two extra chickens would have.
For a start, it feels like the chicken poop has doubled. Not only in the coop but in the back garden. You literally could not take a couple of steps without stepping on something.
We decided earlier in the week to fence off part of the back garden so we can have a clear piece of lawn. Particularly with the recent lovely weather we realized that the girls couldn’t freely run about without welly boots on and with their friends coming over, any tumble in the back garden now always results in… well you can imagine. Not the sort of thing that the mums of the girls friends appreciate when I return them home!
We’re going to try out some cheap and moveable bird fencing so we have the flexibility to move their roaming areas if need be.
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Just had a lovely few hours planting apple trees at a new community orchard at Molescroft Grange Farm with the whole family! Freezing but brilliant. We learnt loads from Marc from marcrichmond.weebly.com!
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I love these companion planting guides
The Mix & Match Guide to Companion Planting: http://amzn.to/1oJUAn5
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