Sunday, June 25, 2006

Normal service resumed

Phew, normal egg laying service from Leia has resumed. It seemed she was just having a day off (which you can't blame her for!).

Had friend round to visit today and it seems chickens are particularly interested in painted nails (pink) particularly toe nails which are conveniently located for them!

We have been trying food types out as 'treats' for hens. It seems they like:
  • grapes
  • tomatoes
  • melon seeds
  • bread
  • slugs (but not ones that have inadvertently been drying out in the airing cupboard for a week - don't ask!)
  • pork and leek sausage (this was a post BBQ mistake, chickens shouldn't have meat, but they really liked it!)

Contrary to popular advice our hens don't seem to like:

  • broccoli
  • spinach
  • little gems

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