We grow our own food in a suburban village in the North East of England. Follow us as we keep up the battle to be self-sufficient.
Monday, 31 July 2017
Chicks in the fruit cage
We now have 3 hens in the fruit cage (we call it the maternity ward) with a total of 11 chicks. There were supposed to be 4 hens but one died. Her 4 chicks simply adopted one of the other hens as a new mother. We will soon move out the hens and chicks into the allotment proper. As of tonight, however, another hen has gone broody. If she continues, we will get her a batch of eggs to sit on.