25 April 2014


Mr & Mrs Blackbird busy ferrying food to their nest this morning and the faint cheeping of the chiks can be heard if you stand close - not too loud: don't want to attract the neighborhood cats!

Black mamma hen still sitting on her clutch of 8 Dutch bantam eggs which should start hatching out this weekend. 

I let her out for a forage this morning and she didn't want to go back in. She just wanted to eat all the new grass I'd sown a couple of weeks ago. 

I've made several of these wire covered frames to try to protect new seeded areas - I don't know how effective they'll be.

Slightly obsessed  with grass at the moment but it's a struggle to keep it healthy with hens pecking at it all day. May end up fencing sections off to let them lie fallow.

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