Archive : chickens

Apr 29 2013 by in Barbie's garden, Miscellaneous, | 6 comments

Barred Rock rocks the Hen House

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All I can say is that we have had some really sad days in the Hen House! Our sweet little Vanilla died very unexpectedly. She was always small and frail – we sometimes called her “Cardboard” because she was so lightweight! But she was the noisiest one of the lot!! Always ran out first and complained when lunch was not served on time!! We are going to miss you, little one! This [...]

Feb 08 2013 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 4 comments

Garden Colour

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I have been in a gloomy mood of late, with my favourite chicken not doing well. Buffy has been suffering from Bumblefoot and had a major operation in December on both her feet. But alas, it is back – regardless of all the medication and the scrupulous cleaning of her feet and her New Hen House and the daily wrapping of her feet. The Vet warned of this and that it could [...]

Dec 10 2012 by in Barbie's garden, Gardening, Miscellaneous, | 9 comments

Destruction 101

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If I had to commentate the happenings in my back garden it would go something like this – “….The garden was devastated by Hurricane Skollie and Tornado Vanilla….” I am shattered at the total destruction 2 small chickens can inflict on an area large enough to hold a large house!! The garden is a total mess and the beautiful stone path around the house has been scratched to death. I have lost [...]

Jun 04 2012 by in Barbie's garden, Design, Do it yourself, Miscellaneous, | 5 comments

What a Hen House?

Hen House 01a

We thought we did our “girls” a favour this weekend by buying them a brand new Hen House – well, it’s a dog house but we won’t tell them. It was not expensive and George, who builds these great pet houses, uses old pellets to build then, so they are made from 100% recycled material! George makes a living buy building these and he does a really fine job. He is a [...]

Oct 31 2011 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Miscellaneous | 10 comments

Destruction 101

Destruction 01

I have been out of sorts these past few days. I have spent an enormous amount of time in the garden of late with my homemade sprays in hand and keeping all the pests at bay. I have managed to cause more damage than good with one particular organic spray by getting the dosage wrong and it damaged some of my plants, especially my broccolli and squashes! Huge yellow spots – almost [...]

Oct 14 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Design, Do it yourself, Gardening, Miscellaneous, | 11 comments

Before and after continued ..

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Thank you all for the interest shown in the Before and After! of my front garden. As promised, I have taken the latest photos of the back garden today, so now I can show you the big changes! The Back Garden BEFORE: It was a ruined area, the chickens had taken over the back garden and as any chicken owner knows – I’ve learnt – they scratch and peck until it is pretty much [...]

Mar 31 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Gardening, Miscellaneous, | 3 comments

She’s back! Whew!

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Whew – found Ruby! Last night at midnight, I was in bed and still worried about my little chicken all alone in the rain. So my fabulous hubby said he would look again. It was pouring with rain by this time. With torch in hand, he found her under a bush in the neighbours front garden – thank goodness because they have a dog!! – a white alsatian. Oh my word! I cannot [...]

Mar 23 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Gardening, Miscellaneous, | 19 comments

Destruction in my garden

Tomato plant destroyed

Oh dear, oh dear! I am mad, sad, angry but had to laugh at myself chasing Ruby the Chicken out of the veggie garden today!! I had the feather duster (which the chickens totally hate!) in hand and chased her all around the front garden shouting – “Get to the back, Get to the back!” I am still giggling about it now! How funny it must have looked. But in all honesty, [...]

Jan 14 2011 by in Design, Miscellaneous | 2 comments

The Nogg Urban Chicken Coop

Nogg Chicken Coop

I just stumbled across this Urban Chicken Coop by Nogg and thought you might like this. If I was going to have chickens (would love to, but Dexter & Hercules … well, you know!) I would so get me one of these for them to live in. How cool and stylish is this?? The blurb goes … A stylish & sculptural piece of garden furniture with breakfast thrown in! Here is a [...]