Posted by: Olly | July 27, 2008

Chicken wars

Well, it’s been almost 24 hours since we got our new additions, Queeny and Gladys, arrived in chicken-towers. I think it’s fair to say that Hens are clearly very territorial and don’t like new additions at all. Originally we put them in the garden with the original ladys so they could mix but have a bit of space. However eventually we had to bite the bullet and put them in to their area to get ready for bed. This is when World War Chicken started. I was going to post a video clip of just how mental chickens can get, as you have probably never seen a balls of feather moving as one around a chicken pen before, but I thought the good folks at YouTube may think I’m peddling cock-fighting videos or something.

Suprisingly when we went to close the door on the chickens run all the chickens were happily cuddled up together. I think they’ve been brought together by a mutal hatred of foxes. However, the calm was short lived. When we opened the door in the morning we had about 10 seconds of peace before three old chickens lynched the two new arrivals.

At the moment the two new ones are wondering around the garden and the originals are busy laying in the hen house, but we have to go out later, and the chickens can’t be in the garden on their own as it’s not secure for them….what will happen next ?



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