Good morning folks
satay it’s a deal! Let’s swap overnight temperatures and I will even throw in my 'needs to be mowed again' green grass to seal the deal
Fizzybelle great news on Annabelle! Love the dandelion pic! All my gals love lettuce but you know what you can do with your peas or pumpkin lol
Lol LuckysMum love the coffee pic also and yes, I can relate.
Howdy SilkieChickStar lovely to meet you and you have some adorable little bubs there.
This has been playing on my mind since we built the new coop so I am going to share.
For the three years I have had chickens and they have had a kit coop onto which another kit coop was added, multiple renovations and extensions etc over time, providing enough room for nesting and roosting without being cramped, I have been telling people that because of our sub tropical climate “the gals do not spend any time in the coop except to lay an egg or roost and the rest of the time they are out and about in the run” or supervised free ranging.
I honestly thought that this was what they preferred to do and they could have hung around in the coop if they chose to.
Now they have had their new beaut, super sized, high coop I have to admit I was wrong and apparently it was not the climate that was the reason for them not spending time in the coop.
Every morning they wander down the ramp and wait for me to deliver breakfast, then they all wander back up again and have their mothers’ meeting and many times throughout the day I can look out the window and no chickens in the run .. they are hanging around in the coop, having a roost, having a natter, nanna nap etc.
I love the fact that they love their new coop but feel bad that I had it wrong for three years
I remember reading in BYC someone said something along the lines of just because the chickens tolerate it, does not mean that it is the best thing for them or what they actually want … so True!
Edited by Teila - 5/12/16 at 2:41pm