My first chooks

Archive for October, 2014

Broody moody Polly

When we returned from our trip Polly had turned broody and had been that way for a couple of weeks. Jette, our friend and housesitter kicked her out of the coop when she got home from work so Polly could get a feed and a drink as well as some exercise.

For the last week I have been throwing her out the coop a couple of times a day. But she is so grumpy and takes it out on poor Dolly. This afternoon I closed the door to the coop after throwing her out obviously, and had a look after ten minutes. She was fine and free ranging.

After another 30 minutes I had another peek and she was going slightly insane – hitting her beak on the raised garden wood – so I opened the coop up and as soon as she realised it was open she ran back in. Yep: ran…

Any ideas guys? I have been thinking of getting two new chicks but am worried that might work for Polly and she might take to mothering the new chooks, but Dolly might get to be the one in the dog house… This chook business is pretty complicated so any ideas much appreciated!

Chookless

We are on our long awaited trip to NL – we left for NZ seven years ago and this is our first trip back (apart from one week in the country after Wim’s mother had passed away in 2008)

So far it has been pretty special! We stayed in Amsterdam for the first two nights before heading to Voorburg near The Hague where we used to live.

Indonesian food has been on the menu quite a few times and highlights include visiting the wonderful Rijksmuseum, having an Indonesian meal with my mother, staying with friends in Noord Holland, staying with our cousin Astrid in Friesland and meeting the whanau and friends.

Yesterday we cycled through forests and along a river,  even using an automated ferry to cross it. Good to try and get rid of the extra kilos and so beautiful to ride through a forest again. Nothing like it!

Our dear friend Jette is looking after our cats and the Ollys – making it so much easier to be away!

What do you guys do with the chookies when you go on holiday?

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