Saturday, 11 October 2008

The hens peck at the grass before going in for the night.
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BT said...

We were considering getting some chickens. Don't they eat the vegetables or do you keep them separate from them?

The Weaver of Grass said...

The veggie garden is through the gate in the bottom right hand of the photo - yes hens do eat veggies and also scratch up seeds - they are lethal in the garden! They are not cost-effective as the food is expensive, but they eat scraps too and the eggs are wonderful - deep golden yolks as they eat in the fields all day. We give the eggs to various friends as presents so we are very popular in the egg laying season.

Dave King said...

The photographs are charming; they reawaken all my romantic notions about living on a farm okay - but it's got to be better than town life!