Saturday, November 01, 2008
Here come the girls
They're finally here - our 4 chooks are safely installed in the henhouse and run.
To start us off, we've bought 4 pullets - 2 Rhode Island Reds and 2 Light Sussexes. I understand they should be laying in 4 weeks or so.
Sandy and James have been away at a swimming training camp this week, so I've been left to install the chickens and look after AJ's freshly-acquired pet rabbit. It's a flop-eared dwarf, which AJ's called (with a 7-year old's characteristic mindset) Fluffy. Fluffy is still a bit nervous of us. The intention was to keep her in a hutch outside, but that good intention was soon abandoned, and feeling sorry for her, she was installed in the outhouse.
So before and after work this week, I've been tending to the livestock. Much of that has been spent mopping up after Fluffy - just how much wee can a tiny dwarf rabbit produce?!
The next job is to name the chickens, and that's where you all come in. Your suggestions would be very welcome - but remember - AJ is going to be the final judge so keep all contributions clean!