Blackthorn Blog

15/09/2010 - Hens Galore

We have just bought some new hens. Sadly, the electric fence was left off one evening a couple of weeks ago and a fox killed our other girls. We've bought some different breeds this time 3 Blue Haze which are a lovely grey/blue colour, 6 Coral Nicks which are pure white and 6 Rhode Rocks which are very dark brown with a neck 'scarf' of lighter feathers plus a Light Suffolk cockeral so they're a very cosmopolital crowd.

They haven't got used to putting themselves to bed yet so Mike and I are rummaging around underneath the hen house grabbing them so we can put them inside. You should hear the language...the hens I mean not Mike!!! Still, it only took the last ones about 2 weeks to get the hang of it so let's hope these are the same.

We've had our first eggs but they are only 'practice' ones, very small so far. Mike is putting an electric 'trip wire', that we can step over but hopefully the fox won't, around the enclosure as a second line of defense.

If you come to stay you're very welcome to visit them in the orchard, just remember, don't touch the fence!!

 

 

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Mike and Rita Corrigan, Blackthorn Gate, Eastfields Farm, Nunthorpe, Nr Stokesley, North Yorkshire TS7 0PB
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