Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Chicken Spa

 
It obviously paid off re-organising the henhouse, yesterday I was presented with this, our first huge egg and double yolker of the year.  Someone's happy .... although not while she was laying it!!  Lovely Hubby heard the commotion in the henhouse and went to have a peek at what was going on, and found a very disgruntled chicken and this enormous and still warm egg.
 
 
Some time later while I was washing some pots in the kitchen I noticed a crowd of the girls on the steps to the shed.


On closer inspection Caldwell was there too, so not just girls, and they were all making the most of the sunshine for a mammoth grooming session.  Earlier they had been dust bathing under the shed where the soil is bone dry and very fine, so there had been lots of grey looking birds and clouds of dust as they shook it all out of their feathers.
 
It was almost like a chicken spa!!
 
Once they had finished they sat with eyes closed, faces into the sunshine ... chicken bliss.  We all have to make the most of the occasional glimpses of that lovely golden orb in the sky whenever we can and chickens are very quick to make the most of it as soon as it appears.
 
Sue xx

20 comments:

  1. Chickens are not daft are they?!

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    1. No .... I think we could learn a lot from chickens :-)

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  2. Awww, they must think that winter will never end, nice to see them making the most of the sunshine. That egg's a whopper.

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  3. I have seen advertised 'kennel type accommodation' for chickens for owners who are off on holiday. You could start something similar & charge extra for a spa :)

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    1. Haha ....I have enough with my unruly mob without looking after someone else's .

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  4. I think the chickens need some sun loungers!
    Jane x

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    1. I'll have a word with Lovely Hubby ;-)

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    1. They really are at the moment :-)

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  6. Call to LH - steps need extending..

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    1. They do if we want to get inside the shed during 'basking time' for sure!!

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  7. What lovely chookies! Very happy! Our bantam laid her biggest egg recently on a scorching 47 deg day! It weighed 100gms, which is pretty impressive for a bantam!

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    1. That's a whopper for a bantam, another 'ouch' moment I think!

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  8. Wow! Who gets to eat that one?

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  9. This was it here -

    http://365days365pounds.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/the-last-banana.html

    .... so we all got to have a bit :-)

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  10. Your chickens look very content. Your animals landed on their wee claws/paws when they arrived at your home :)

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  11. We've had a couple of double yolkers and they are lovely surprizes for us (as you say, not for the dear old chicken). Our chickens love the dust baths and sunbaking on our grass in the sun which is always a funny sight. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia
    www.oursimpleandmeaningfullife.blogspot.com

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