Sunday, 23 February 2014

February in the Chicken Coop

This month in the chicken coop...

... its been cold, wet and windy. On many days the girls have got up, had something to eat, and gone back to bed and I can't blame them! We can't let them out into the rest of the garden unsupervised at the moment leaving them with not much to do except snooze the day away. I think they're probably hoping for spring as much as the rest of us!

... they've been supervising us sorting the fence. (From a safe distance of course!)

Lemon, Pepper and Fizzy with Joe digging in the background.

Needing to stay out of the way while the gap in the fence is unattended.

... laying, ish. Frog and Pepper are now producing five or six eggs a week between them. Compared to February last year this is really low (and last year there was snow!). I think this might be the difference between hens approaching their first spring - which was always going to be their best laying season - and those enduring their second winter.

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  1. It's shocking to see the green. We've been snow covered most of the winter which is unusual for us. Even with the 60 degree days we've had this weekend, we've still got piles here and there and they are calling for more tonight!

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    1. What a winter! We've barely made it below freezing this year which is really unusual, but the rain has just been unrelenting! Bring on spring :)

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  2. Spring can't be that far away now surely. It feels like it is here already! Which makes me feel a bit guilty to type that as unlike other people in this country the bad weather hasn't really affected me.

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    1. We've been very lucky here too. Our bulbs are all getting very close to flowering, and it's light when I get home from work - that feels very spring like to me.

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  3. They respond to the increased daylight too, perhaps they're just happy :}

    Like you I think it has been below freezing here only once or twice the whole winter.

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    1. They do seem to be enjoying the longer days. After last winters never ending snow it's been strange to have a year with only a few frosts hasn't it.

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