Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Chick magnet

hens ducks Nov 13

This morning I decided to remove the wire netting that had been keeping the hens and ducks off a bed on the allotment. The bed had been used for rhubarb, horseradish and runner beans. We are continuing to dig up horseradish roots but there was no longer any need to keep the poultry off the bed. Within moments of removing the wire netting, there was a group of duks and hens sifting through the leaves and soil. It was a great magnet for them. They even abandoned their pellets and wheat to search for bugs instead.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Aww!! I used to keep hens but don't have the time now (and don't want to fight with the fox community who live at the end of my garden). I miss them though, not to mention the eggs. They loved eating the slugs!!