Monday, 24 December 2012

What is Up Chook?

Hello Friends

It is nearly Christmas and I think I have finally finished making Christmas pressies and cards and what food and drink we do not have we have to do without!  Still the finishing of Christmas decorations, our Christmas cake needs decorating (no icing this year, just fruit) and visiting family to go but we still have all day Christmas Eve. 

I want to share with you some happy news.  As some of you know we lost Myfanwy last month after the firework party held by our neighbours stressed her out and she went into shock.  Just before she shuffled off this mortal coil we had an e-mail from the Welfare Trust asking us if we could rehome some more exbattery hens.  Upon Myfanwy's demise we decided to go ahead and adopt some more girls.  

When we collected them they were in a very sorry state, moreso than the girls we had last October and I have resisted temptation to introduce them to you to give them chance to settle and build up their strength.  Well, four weeks have now passed and they are coming on in leaps and clucks so as it is Christmas I would like to introduce you to my new girls......

Say Hello to Miss Diane (bottom left), Caitlin (centre and smallest) and Mrs A (the darker girl at the back).  Some of my regular followers may recognise who two of our girls have been named after!

These new girls have settled in pretty well and are adapting to their new surroundings.  Here is Miss Diane giving orders for more hay!  All three are chatterboxes!  Just right for the Playground!
And Caitlin likes to have a drink! 
And Mrs A up to mischief as usual!

And here is Jessie, one of the girls we adopted last year.  You may recall that she was the poorly one of last year's girls.  She has blossomed well, despite the ground looking rather wet!
Hettie looking a little shabby having moulted very recently  If you can catch hold of her she feels a little like a hedgehog with her new bristley coat!
Tracey has picked up well but is very often causing trouble and squabbling with Ziva.
Jessie, Ziva and a little clip of Betty.  I suspect they had spotted some more corn somewhere!
And this was a bit of a surprise to us.  This granite rock has fallen down the bank and come through the back of the run.  Thank goodness Hubby had dug the stakes in so well and it is holding the weight of the rock.  The wire has a hole in it but fortunately the girls don't seem to be able to get through and the electric tape is still working.  It was not there when I let the girls out in the morning, but it was here when I got home from the work's do!  Had it been 30ft to the left it could have come through the bedroom ceiling!  Phew!  

Well, time for bed said Zebedee.  I have some cards to show you tomorrow including Hubby's.

TTFN.  Don't forget to write your letters to Santa!  I haven't quite decided what I want in my stocking yet!




Amanda said...

They certainly look like they have settled in well. I hope Santa brings you lots of pressies and I wanted to thank you or all your wonderful comments this year and to wish you a merry Christmas too. Hugs, Amanda x

Mrs A. said...

Shucks!! I'm preening me feathers here Mrs. Never had nuffin named after me before. Thanks everso. Youv'e made me Christmas.
Hope you have a good one. Look after me chicken for me.
Hugs (the other) Mrs A.

Mrs F said...

Your new family members look very happy Sam, they certainly are very lucky chooks to have you adopt them!

Have a lovely Christmas with your hubby and chooks.

Big hugs xx

Di said...

Oooooh, my GOLLY GOSH!! I'm like Mrs A - never, ever had nuffin' named after me. let alone such a lovely chook. I'm pickled tink here and now have picked up on the once or twice you've mentioned a namesake :)) A special Christmas cuddle to Miss Diane please.

And wishing you, Simon, Dobbie and all your brood a wonderful Christmas!

Hugs, Di xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

hi Sam looks like some wonderful chooks there and yes can see why Di and Mrs. A are preening their feathers right enough more mischief in the playground :D God bless your family this Christmas time as we remember the birth of our Saviour and King, love Shaz in Oz.x

scrappymo! said...

I was so hoping you might do a chook post for Christmas...sort of like a cameo appearance!!! teehee
Who knew that the cameo would be our own "Miss" and Mrs A!!!

That boulder is pertty scary. You were lucky! Good thing for a handy husband!

Merry Christmas and hope Snata brings some crafty goodies.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Aww . . . look at 'em all! Little sweeties. They will soon have nice new feather coats.

Chuckling at the names you've given them!

Cripes, you were lucky with that boulder.

Sarn xxx

Terry said...

I was stopping by to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas! Like you, I am done with the shopping and what is here is and what is not - oh well! Finishing the wrapping and then to make some cookies. Dinner is ready for tomorrow! I just blogged my hubby's card and the last for Christmas! Merry Christmas! Hugs!

Twiglet said...

Happy Christmas Sam! x Jo

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lucky gals to come and live with you!! They'll be racing around and being cheeky in no time....and the chooks as well!!!!

Hugs, LLJ xx

fairy thoughts said...

hi sam
fab ladies you have there.
I have been a good girl so hopefully I will get some crafty stuff in my stocking too
have a wonderful christmas

Li'l Pidge said...

Ahhhh....lovely girls....look very much at home.

Merry Christmas

Li'l Pidge said...

Ahhhh....lovely girls....look very much at home.

Merry Christmas

Li'l Pidge said...

Ahhhh....lovely girls....look very much at home.

Merry Christmas