Saturday, 16 July 2016

Hennifer Is Found


Hennifer Anniston - unimpressed at being contained.




REJOICE - the lost is found!

Sadly, a couple of weeks ago Hennifer flew over the fence and down the road never to be seen again. Apparently the tea and biscuits here were of inferior quality and she was not going to put up with it for a moment longer, so I'm told(!)


Antics at Cluckingham Palace.


The actual facts are that when I purchased the six pullets a few months ago I forgot that pullets get a new set of adult feathers and also seeing as it was the beginning of winter that they would also go through a moulting season too.  These two factors rendered my wing clipping session ineffective in no time at all  - hence Hennifer's escape. (The tea and biscuits around here are fabulous by the way)


My plastic watering can eventually disintegrated.
So no more plastics - I have replaced with a stainless steel one


Anyways....We get a message yesterday on the neighbourhood FB page about a missing Isa Brown!  Bingo.  A Hennifer sighting - she liveth yet!  I was pretty sure a fox would have gobbled her up by now so I had ceased worrying a week ago and thought she would be just pecking at the great corn-mash dish in the sky.  So this morning she was rescued from a kind neighbour several doors up.  She has returned to us a little more 'racy' and with more attitude than before (she is wearing her feathers well above the knee now - shocking!) - but she's back.  What a great ending.


Eggs! At last.


Oh, the girls are starting to lay (at last). My darling better half was beginning to make veiled threats about unproductive chickens recently and mumblings about chicken pie.  So I had to go out and have a stern chat to the girls about their KPI's.........you know, the obligatory "I-love-you-but...." talk.  It worked for a couple of them and the rest look very close to laying too judging by the quickly increasing size and redness of their combs.


Now that we have a steady flow
of eggs we can cook lovely
things like choux pastry. Yum.


So all in all, it's good news here today.

Take care folks and stay nice.


Mr HM

15 comments:

  1. Hennister's one big break to achieve international stardom and it has been cut short! No wonder she has been showing a bit of attitude. It is nice that she is home though, and at least she has a story to tell the other girls now. :-)

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    1. Yes Sherri - I went out this morning and they are ALL wearing their feathers above the knee now....she's a bad influence. :)

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  2. ha ha ha just read the rest of the blog, you crack me up, seriously! great reading & worthy of a novel.
    glad Hennister is safe & well.
    love the gentleman's accessories, isn't the 1940s style just so elegant though? you should have a look at some of the beautiful vintage knits too, perhaps you can knit yourself a nice stylish vest to wear with the coat.
    great reading!
    thanx for sharing

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    1. Thanks Selina - its lovely to have you back again....I'm glad you found us.

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  3. Hennister is one very lucky girl - it is not safe for ladies to be roaming the streets these days. Glad she found refuge with some good neighbours. My girls are still having a Winter break and are not laying anything at present - I may have to do the stern talk with them, and let them know that the holiday is over

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    1. I had to laugh Blinky....the neighbour is across the road. Now we know why the chicken crossed the road.

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  4. You do realize, she will tell the others all about "The Outside"..........

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    1. Yes Sue....it is too late - they are all combing their feathers up into the latest style now!

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  5. Glad that naughty girl is home once again. It is great to be getting eggs. We are still getting lots from our chooks.

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    1. The eggs are lovely mid-sized brown eggs with little dark brown spots. And yes she was naughty and still is....she's a bit of a rabble rouser.

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  6. Oh you are a cack(le) Mr HM! Glad to know that the adventurer has returned safely.

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    1. ....and she started laying this morning too! Woo hoo.

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  7. I am very happy to hear the Happy Wanderer has returned - silly girl.

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  8. Next time the girls decide to go off the lay, out the axe next to the their yard gate and make an announcement, "First to bed, off with its head!" You'll be surprised how well this works.

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  9. How wonderful to have your own eggs. I'm a chicken when it comes to owning hens, we live in snake city here...Brown Snake City...and I'm terrified of attracting them, plenty of others around here have chickens, and they do get snakes {shudder} so for now, I'm happy to pay a premium for free range snake free eggs!

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