discovering a simpiler life

discovering a simpiler life

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Cock-a-doodle-doooooo

Tuesday was a very exciting day in our house as we finally, after many years of wanting and willing and waiting, our little ladies arrived to Chateaux le spoilt chook house.  This deluxe hotel was cleverly crafted by Mr.GW and almost all of it is made out of an old swing set with all parts repurposed.  I'll do a full blog on that another time....Lets get some introductions happening first and show you some baby photos!!

This is Fiona, and she is the under dog who had a run in with a bad hairdresser.  After the first full day of watching after her, it's clear she has some spunk about her and should perk up in no time.
Peak a boo!!
Fiona again, very curious of me...behind her you can see the self feeders that Mr.GW made out of polly pipe.  He also made a self waterer, so the ladies can be all set for days need be.  She is standing on what use to be the double swing of the old swing set.
Princess Penelope and Charlie although I can't tell them much apart at the moment.  Yes, thats their very own roost swing, you know for kicking back in the sun.
Room with a view! This is my girl Nigella.
I can't tell you how happy and heart warming this makes me feel.  They are 14 weeks old so around 6-7 weeks for them to settle in and make friends.  Within the first few hours they had used the feeder and worked out the waterer, which is a little thing they peck and water comes out - so clever my girls!  They did on the other hand need help up into bed, but sometimes a lady needs a hand.

Ok, I'm off, I need to make my cuppa and see that rock on the left hand side out side the cage?  I'll be there in 5 minutes to watch the sun come up, take out some bread scraps and see how my ladies are going.

Ciao, Jan x

14 comments :

  1. Well done on welcoming your first chooks. It's a great coop, I'm sure they'll be happy. There is one there that is a bit more advanced than the others. I think she'll lay a week or two before her friends. Good luck with them.

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    1. Thanks for the advice Rhonda, I think you mean Nigella, on the left in the last photo? I'll keep an eye on her. Lovely to have you pop by. Jan x

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  2. g'day
    liked your blog so much so i've added you to my blog list too, you have an interesting writing style.
    congratulations on the new girls & love their chook house too
    have a great day!

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    1. Well thanks so much Selina, I'll take it that interesting means ok?!! You have a great day too. Cheers, Jan x

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  3. You will love having the chooks and wait until you are collecting and eating those fresh eggs....there is nothing better. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane

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    1. Oh Kathy I was waiting to see if you saw the post!!! I'm in love!!! Jan x

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  4. Aww they remind me of Celia from FJALC's chickens! :D I know she adores her chickens too!

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    1. I'm not sure who Celia from FJALC's is Lorraine, but yes they are easy to adore!! x

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  5. This is a very clever chicken home for your gorgeous ladies. They seem to have settled in well and chickies are such a treat, plus the bonus of fresh organic eggs to shortly arrive for you :D

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    1. Thanks Merryn, I'm very blessed with a clever husband :) Thanks for stopping by, Jan x

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  6. Congratulations! Your girls are all cuties and I can tell you're very excited to have them. Something tells me they are going to be very spoiled young ladies!

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  7. Hi Jan. I came across your blog at IMK this month and was so excited that you mentioned you'd just got hens. I love your unique chicken run.

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    1. Hi Jenny, they are so much fun to have, strange, individual and clever all at once! Thanks for stopping by :)

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