Thursday, 2 December 2010

Well it arrived....

 and the chickens are not much impressed... 
Well to be honest Daisy the white Sussex was very dismissive of it all and strode through the white stuff like it wasn't even there... the youngster Amber, the beautiful Barnvelder... (front of the bus queue!lol) was not impressed... she flapped and squawked and hopped to her mum over by the hedge... and then not to be out done the scruffy Wyandotte Hettie had to do the same... we were going to call her Rosie but Hettie seems to fit her nicely... she seems to be always het up about something... we have only had about 2 and a half inches of snow but its enough to make everything look seasonal...


Amber is beautiful... and really nosey... 



The Eglu run has been roofed and has a complete side covered in... plus its under the flat roof that the previous owner parked his tractor in... no word of a lie... he collected and restored old fashioned tractors... he had 2 here when I viewed the house...


This is all the lawn and an area of gravel that the girls have to roam around in... they have made no breaks for freedom and hopefully are content with their new area...
I am trying to get some Verm x into them as I have found some big spaghetti like worms in one or two of the droppings in the coop... however whether they drink any water while there's snow to eat I have no clue... I might have to get some of the pellet form instead... and perhaps see if I can find a vet or something to do a dropping analysis...

Due to the snow the buses aren't running.... therefore Jamie can't get to school and Mr P can't get to work... so Daniel has had the day off too and Les has driven the car to work...

Such a hardship having to stay home and play in the snow! lol
Daniels barn is on the drive ready to be gotten rid of... luckily I put the bags of wood that mum got me inside to keep dry ... 

I hope you are all keeping warm and our electric key meter is eating money like its going out of fashion... we put £40 in it last week and we've put another £40 in today... I think its going to be a long expensive winter if the temperatures don't pick up a little... 

Well I suppose I had better get some lunch... 
and work out what we're having for tea...



4 comments:

marigold jam said...

At least we can't feel left out now when the other bloggers tell of the snow can we?!! It's very pretty but very cold too of course! Those hens have a double roof then so should keep warm and cosy in their!

Jane

Menopausal musing said...

And still we have hardly any............ feeling really left out now! Stay warm, no matter what the cost.

Taz said...

Oh yes a long, cold and bloody expensive winter :(
Keep warm hon ((((hugs))))

Jabacue said...

Thanks for your comment PFP.
I am constantly fascinated at chicken behavior....amazed at how versatile they can be.
What's up with the weather 'over there'?! Snow and freezing temps can sure change one's perspective. It is very mild here in Nova Scotia....mind you we don't get a lot of snow till January ordinarily. Now I did it! Probably get a ton of it tonight! ll
Jim