This blog is mainly a rambling kind of diary of the transition from smallholderwannabe to smallholder.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I went down with a flu-ey bug just after the last post and am just about back to normal again - whatever "normal" is. Fortunately my husband didn't get it because with his asthma, he gets really poorly.

The hens did not like the snow at all - which means that they hardly laid any eggs. We put down straw for them because their feet were getting all red with standing on the frozen ground. The straw provided a buffer for their feet. The two bantams would not come out of their house at all, no matter what treat I offered. Fortunately there is just enough floor space to put some food and water inside for them. The other two lots stayed within a few inches of the ladder upstairs, all huddled up tight together.

Now that the snow has gone, they've swapped the frozen ground for soggy ground. At least there are a few eggs being laid now but not many. My customers are being rationed to a maximum of 4 eggs each. It is just as well they are friends!


  • At 12:27 PM, Blogger Frugal Life UK said…

    Any better yet Jo = has the bug passed and are the hens laying?

  • At 8:57 AM, Blogger Jo said…

    Thanks for stopping by. I've just read the last week's postings on your blog. I'm really glad you've managed to post more often. I love finding out how others are doing on their quest when they are like-minded.


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