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What a difference!


By kimi


I joined grows on you last year but after a busy begining of the summer I had an unfortunate accident on my horse and broke my arm. Ooops. This put me out of action for the rest of the summer in the garden and before I knew it, autumn term had started at uni and I was back to Birmingham.

We had planned on starting a garden in my student house, unfortunatly reports of thefts from surrounding gardens put us off, so we made a little herb guarden instead.

Well now Uni is over (except for a few exams) and I have perminantly moved back home with the parents! They are pleased I think despite what they tell friends because I am in charge of the kitchen and shopping :-)

For quite a while I have dreamed of rescuing some battery chickens and this weekend we did! My dad worked hard at putting their run up whilst me and mum went to collect them! We now have 3 happy girls :-) They seem to be picking up normal chicken behaviour quite quickly, although they are unsure of the ramp up to their house and have to be put to bed at night, I’m sure they will get used to it after a while. Once they are a bit more settled we will build them a larger enclosure so they can roam around the garden, but at the moment they are quite hard to catch so we will wait a little while untill they can be caught.

My vegtable patch has extended accross the patio (the only space my dad will let me have, I’m not allowed to dig up his garden….) and Ive put my name down for an allotment in my area.

The weather at the weekend was beautiful! However I did get a bit sunburnt. Ooops!

Happy gardening :o)
Irene and Mini enjoying their new home (Mini likes doing a flamingo impression!)

Pepper (the rabbit) finds them facinating to watch

Hilda having some lunch

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Love to hear battery hens have been re-homed - they look well and I'm sure they'll settle very quickly. Good luck with the exams and the allotment - is there a waiting list in your area?

19 Apr, 2010


Good luck with your allotment. I hope you get one.

19 Apr, 2010


Yes there is a waiting list but they havent said how long it will be. I dont mind that much as not ready for one just yet, but it would be nice to use it over the summer.

19 Apr, 2010


Your girls look great - lovely blog well done!

19 Apr, 2010


I love their names too. I don't expect they had names in the battery house.
They sound very well cared for now - being put to bed too!
Thats lovely to see them settling and becoming beautiful girls.

19 Apr, 2010


.lovely blog and pics,kimi.they look so contented,and I love Pepper,.your rabbit.:o)

19 Apr, 2010


I'd love some chickens but llocal council says no :o(
well done you.

19 Apr, 2010


Your rescue chickens look to have settled really well Kimi !

20 Apr, 2010

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