Wednesday, 13 March 2013

The Gallery - The Letter C


Chickens!


We love to keep chickens. They make such interesting pets. They are so entertaining and the kids love them. Ours are ex battery hens, which means they were rescued from a battery farm, where conditions are often awful. Before we get them, they are in a right state. Usually featherless, skinny, nervous and some struggle to walk. They have never seen daylight, felt the sun on their face or the grass beneath their feet. We love them back to a healthy and happy life.

Last time we collected some Hens we were asked if we would like to re-home a cockerel too. So we have had Louis for about a year now. He is supposed to be in charge of his female friends, but they boss him around.

 







21 comments:

  1. aww I love chickens too, miss having the space to have the they realy are such funny pets

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  2. Those are brilliant chickens and look obviously well loved! I'd love to have them one day!

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  3. Aww those are great, lovely pictures. x

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  4. *BWUCK*

    Lovely and happy colour packed photos! Oh I miss our chickens... So lovely for children to grow up with!

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  5. Oh they are so gorgeous. I love it when they let you hold them.

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  6. Great pics - I'd love to have some chickens, but just a bit nervous about taking the plunge!

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  7. How gorgeous, lovely photos! I would love to live somewhere with space to keep chickens :)

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  8. What a nice thing to do! And the smiles on the kids' faces say it all... xx

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  9. Cluck Cluck - love the chooks. Kids are cute too xx.

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  10. I'd love to be able to keep chicken but we have too many fierce wild animals around here. The fresh eggs must be lovely. I love your bright photos, the colours are just gorgeous x

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  11. Oh now that is a different kind of pet! What a great C! I want to come around and play too!

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  12. Lovely chickens. Great to see the kids interacting with them too. They don't look phased at all.

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  13. Great pics! Love how the ladies boss the male around! :)

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  14. aww lovely photos, the chickens look so tame xx

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  15. They are really cool photos. My daughter keeps chickens with her dad at his house. I'm always surprised at how pet like they are.

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  16. Brilliant pics as always! I love chickens, they are such characters as you say... My Mum keeps them, the children always ask if they can give them spaghetti when we are there, makes them laugh their heads off! :D

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  17. Those are gorgeous photos, lovely colours! I would love to keep chickens but my husband is always refusing to let us. I shall show him these photos

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  18. I love chickens. The childminder has around 12 and both our kids love them.

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  19. Would love to have some ex-batts next, but I can't find any...

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  20. What lovely, healthy chickens - hats off to you! - and such great pets for children.

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