the hen house at No. 14

the hen house at No. 14
The Hen House at No.14

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Wednesday. Day 3!

Out again last night, lovely evening it was too. Plenty of exercise for us all, & more treats like grapes & squash.
This is turning out to be a great move.Our loving owners introduced us to some mini humans, one in particular, Honi, spent some time with us learning about our needs & habits. I think that names were discussed & I am sure we will be learning more soon. I am not the only one in the hen house who has a sneaking suspicion that our black silkie companion may not be all she seems!!! Time will tell, however I think 'she' may actually be a 'he'! Her somewhat amorous approach to the rest of us has raised great suspicions........ watch this space.
Mrs Duck was treated to a lovely bath whilst we got to fill our faces with food, I think she thoroughly enjoyed her splash.
Then it was once again off to bed as the sun set, our cosy bedding cleaned & fluffed by Lucy our loving human mother.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Day two at No.14

Its day two at the Hen House at No.14, quiet nights sleep & up with the dawn chorus. Our human owners appear a short while later to open the front door & let us out for some breakfast. Fresh food & water ready & waiting for us, & they have cleaned the carpets!
Then its a day spent chatting & eating by us all until our owners appear again much later & let us out into the grounds of our grand home for the first time.
Tentatively at first the bravest of us begin to explore. A new food experience appears, delicious it is too. Apparently they are called grapes! Oh, and butter nut squash... this really is nouvelle quisine....
This really is great, we even have nice new grass to peck at, grit to chew & every time one of us poops in the water or the food, our keepers provide us with fresh clean replacements. We will have to persevere, they don't seem to be that bright but I am sure they will get the message that we don't mind a little poop, its what we are used too & it beats plain old water as it seems they don't serve Robinson's cordial or Chardonnay here!!
The pecking order is taking shape, clearly the poor old duck is at the bottom of the pile, she inst that bright though so I don't think she really minds. Mother Hen, yet to be named, appears to have taken the role of ruler of he roost. She even has a look at the opportunities for exploring the outer boundaries of the garden, & the world beyond! Leave her too it I say, I am staying put, the foods too good here....

The first post from the hens at No.14

So, here we are, our first post ever...... not easy typing with clipped wings!!
We arrived here on Sunday 24th July 2011, (five hens of varied origin & a black running duck) transported from our much larger family surroundings in Chesterfield in relative comfort by our new & proud owners. The journey was pretty uneventful for us, not too long in the car & what a nice surprise when we arrived. Here we have a lovely generously proportioned detached abode, all mod cons installed. On closer inspection we find not only three bedrooms, but a marvellous conservatory & substantial grounds.
Our first evening we spend exploring the house & conservatory & filling our faces with the lovely food our owners have laid out for us. The carpets in this place are as plush as can be & even smell of fresh wood shavings! Wonderful!
I think the duck (yet to be named) is having a slightly rough time of it, she seems to be a little more nervous than the rest of us.... I am sure she will settle in soon enough.
So now, after a good feed & a little game of who's the boss, its time for bed, no need for any assistance, as the sun goes down, we settle onto our perches & off we go to sleep..........