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Monday, May 17, 2010

On The Way

I've done it! I've put my name down for some rescue hens. I've also ordered this combined coop and run, which has much better wire than any other coop I've seen. More protection against the foxes that have decided to choose this time to move back into the area.

The coop will be on my patio, so young Reynard will not be able to dig underneath. It looks huge, but it's only 2'6" wide, 3'6" high, and 5'6" long, including the nest box.

I collect my three girls on Saturday 29th May.

All I have to do now is try to be here to receive my parcel, then put the coop together. (They reckon 10-15 minutes. Right.)

16 comments:

JoJo said...

YAY!!!!!!! I'm SO glad to hear that you are going for it with the hens. Good luck with that assembly though. I hope the instructions are clear. You should be OK as long as you didn't buy it from IKEA. lmao

judith said...

Have you got permission from the council to keep lifestock in a built-up area?

Beverly said...

That is so cool Val. We kept rabbits and chickens when I was a kid.

Eliza said...

I'm glad you decided to go for it...let us know how you get on putting that coop together won't you?? Looks complicated to me

SnarkAngel said...

Good luck with the coop assembly! You're a brave woman, Val!

mauigirl said...

10 - 15 minutes! Erm, OK, if that's what they say. Have fun with your hens. How about Nic(ole), Nel(da) and Les(lie) for their names, it's fitting those 3 witches be reincarnated as hens.

Sandy said...

Oh that is Funny, Mauigirl. But who could love those hens with those names?? Congratulations, Val. As far as putting the coop together, As long as you don't ask my hubby to do it, you'll be fine. He thinks he can put stuff together without reading instructions. I think its a man thing.

Diane said...

Looks like 5* accommodation!!

val said...

Livestock, Judith? They are my pets! But whatever you call them, I don't think I need permission. The neighbours are OK with it, that's the main thing.

judith said...

Hens are classed as farm animals and as such you will need some sort of permission. I asked husband's cousin about it (he has a farm and even he has to get permission to do certain things.) I think it might be wise to see into it. I don't want you falling in love with your hens only to have them taken off you.

val said...

There again, if no one knows...

judith said...

In this life Val. there's always some 'kind' person who would report you.

val said...

I've had a trawl round, Judith, and there don't seem to be any byelaws to prevent it, and no covenant in my deeds, so I should be OK. One neighbour said the other day that she had been considering getting some.

I think the main concern people have is the noise of a cockerel, and I'm only getting hens.

judith said...

Enjoy your hens then my love.x

JoJo said...

Is a cockerel the same as a rooster?

val said...

Gosh, JoJo, do Americans and Brits even speak the same language?

Actually, I only just found out that a cockerel is a young male bird, the Head Bird is the cock. Oh yes. We know who has one of those that he likes. And I wouldn't call him a rooster, but yes, it is the same.

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