The Urban Tortoise! A Blog for Hens, Textiles, Tortoises, Ceramic and Vintage Treasures
Monday, 27 September 2010
Chickens! Pretty, pretty please...
Meet Thelma! As much as I would love to tell you that she is one of my flock of chickens, sadly this is not the case. I would really love to keep chickens, so much so that I have completed the Cotswolds Chickens beginners course! It has been a life long dream to keep hens, as a child I begged for birds. Thelma was my teacher for the day and she was the perfect hen. I could have bought her, had my set up been ready, but for once in my life my head overruled my heart and sense prevailed.
I have decided that if, one day I do have chickens, I would like an eglu cube. They are not great looking, but they are fox proof and easy to clean. I don't think I have foxes, but I do have a little Border terrier called Maggie. Maggie is the main concern with the chickens. I would never let them freerange with her outside, but I would also be worried that she might stress them in their run. I would appreciate any thoughts or advice on training 8 year old border terriers not to stress chucks and then maybe my dream could come true!