My first chooks

Archive for March, 2015

Dolly: pick of the bunch

Jazzy, the red one with the white legs is the gang leader. After encouraging all 5 chooks to eat the rhubarb leaves – no no one died – they munched up the potato plant leaves. Luckily the potatoes had already grown. Then followed the strawberry plant leaves, and when that was gone they all jumped in the one raised garden I had fenced off. Perseverance does pay off. For them that is.

I would find at least one of them – mostly Jazzy followed by leader (but for how long?) Polly rummaging round and eating the basil, the chives, the tomatoes – I think I put in at least 20 tomato punnets. Yep even the chillies disappeared until the third raised bed was bare as well. Except the sage. Thank God they do not like sage… They loved the courgette seedlings though and the parsley. Of course the lettuce went quickly.

But on Saturday they really proved well nothing less than insane when 4 of them rummaged round in the small high raised bed I had covered completely with bird net. Silverbeet was their target. And they ate it all. But then they could not get out though…

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Yet Dolly the underdog roamed around the bare vege garden without a care in the world.

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Good on you Dolly. I have got a soft spot for underdogs!