Uphilldowndale

Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Chicken Run

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It is not just the chickens that have been running around, I barely been home for the last week, well that’s how it feels. A few more days at the same pace then I’m hoping for a little rest and relaxation.

You might remember we had three new chickens. As predicted the three senior chucks were not impressed. The daisy-belle went ‘broody’ within 24 hrs of the arrival of the newbies and has been sat in an old washing up bowl in the barn ever since. Senior Warren has been terrorising the new arrivals and as of today is looking a bit peeky, maybe the stress of it all has got to her.

The new girls spent a few days in the run, getting to understand where ‘home’ is. Then we left the door open for them to   step out and start exploring their new world.

Chicken run-1

It didn’t pan out as we expected. when three, vagrant lambs that have been stalking the lanes of late decided the grass was greenest in the chicken run.

Chicken run 1-1

Poor chickens.

Chicken run 3-1

We had to send teenagers to sort the pantomime out.

Chicken run 4-1

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Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

7 thoughts on “Chicken Run

  1. This is so funny. Glad you caught it in the photos.

  2. I really like this post. Sweet photos, actually.

  3. The life of a henwife is a hard one.

  4. great photos!

  5. Lesson being I suppose that if you are going to keep chickens in the vicinity of lambs it’s best to have a ready supply of teenagers at hand . . . That is the funniest post I have seen in quite awhile.

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