Hi. Just wondering if she is still fighting for survival and maybe making a little progress even? I'm really hoping no news is good news
Belated happy birthday GGBear! Lovely present. :)
We got two new chickens too, and are still fighting the foxes. Went out to check on them at 9pm and the fox had chewed through all the overhang of the roof of the henhouse! This doesn't actually give access to the house, but it gave me the fear; we brought two of the chickens in - the existing Elvis and the new Bjork - and left one (new Bowie) in the house because she wouldn't come to us and I would have ended up breaking a leg or wing dragging her out. I then put loads of the extra thick and strong chicken wire around the house and fortunately Bowie was fine this morning. :)
We've spent today with nails and wood and more chicken wire putting layer upon layer around and over the house, with wood on the ends to weight it down, so that if a fox wants to get in it will hopefully be faced with chewing through layers of wire, which it wouldn't be able to do in one night. I still might end up bringing the hens in tonight if the fox makes too much headway. I have plans for a more secure henhouse elsewhere. The fox is not having my Elvis!
Hi Barbara and thanks for the welcome.
I missed your post the other day so hence the delay in the reply. Messaging system didn't work. Been building a large extension for the last year and a half. Still going on and was only supposed to take 6 months!! So hobbies are far and few between at the moment. However between the chicks and the builders the garden is trashed so I have to get on top of that soon.
We have had our brown hens since last Easter so they have been laying everyday since they were old enough, however they are going through a rest period at the moment. Having said that an egg appeared today. However the new three are not quite there yet. Still waiting patiently. When they do though we should have different coloured eggs, not just the brown ones we have been used to, so that will be interesting.
We too have cats, I would love some bees but I am afraid of it going horribly wrong and horses scare me. I just feel they are too big, though I can understand the attraction for other people.