Monday, 15 April 2013

....and then there was one.

We had a death in the family yesterday

One of our hens went to the pearly white gates of chicken heaven*


She had a good life. Plenty of fresh scraps, gardens to destroy scratch in and an abundance of wild mice to chase away from her food.

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Kim now leaves Kath (the chooky neck one) all by herself.

Now we ask ourselves "buy another one or send Kath off to a retirement village** and reclaim that part of our yard?"

Kath is our oldest chook. We "rescued" her from an egg farm. The egg farm man laughed at me and told me she would only lay for another few weeks. That was over 4 years ago and she still lays! She laid 2 yesterday after Kim died.

She has her off seasons when it's too cold or too hot. Problem is that she doesn't lay enough to feed a family of 6 so on top of buying chook food I still need to buy eggs.

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Do you own chooks?

Should I ship her off and reclaim my garden (I'm thinking a veggie patch) or buy another hen or two??

*No we didn't kill her. She died of unkown causes. Old age maybe? We didn't eat her either.
**Retirement Village = friends who own a property and a huge big chicken coop

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