Monday, September 30, 2013

Our girls have been naughty

If you came to visit with us you might feel a little bemused if you were to hear us talking about our hens as 'the girls', but that is what seems to be happening around here.

Our hens live in a portable coop and we move them twice a day to ensure they have lots of fresh ground to explore.

In addition we let them out to roam for about an hour each afternoon.

We try to keep them confined to the back of our property but hens being hens they sometimes break through to the front of our property which is not desirable.  We do not really want them rooting around our vegetable and flower gardens at their leisure.

I got a bit of a shock the other day to see they had been visiting in our front garden with all of its lovely spring growth.  Fortunately the plants have survived.

Today they were good and stayed in the backyard but who knows what tomorrow may bring.

We need a permanent solution but ours and the adjoining properties do not lend themselves to having lots of fencing around.

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Hmmm, will the girls be grounded for a period of time?