So. The hens are getting hemmed in - for now, by flimsy chicken wire and stakes, in the near future by a sturdier fence or something else. Depending on how the budget goes. I know you laugh and say ha! give them 5 seconds and they'll be over that chicken wire in a flash! but if that happens I will add another layer of curly chicken wire and may even seriously consider clipping a wing. I don't think they will flap out and over, they have plenty to occupy themselves with in there (ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo famous last words...). Anyway for now this makes me feel like we've taken some control!
Thank goodness for the Melbourne Cup holiday. Isn't it wonderful, a public holiday so we can go bet on a horse race :) For me it's been a wonderful chance to get into the garden, mulch and hem those darn hens in!! Well, stand and instruct Mr Bok anyway.
I'm sure the humans are meant to be on the outside
and the hens are meant to be on the inside?
Tim Tam really wants out to join in the fun...
I've planted pumpkin at the back of their yard near the cape gooseberry
(do you like the stake?) not sure if it'll grow much as it doesn't get much sunlight
but hey it'll be fun for them to scratch around in.
No point to this pic above really other than wanting to show off my garden stakes!
Aren't they gorgeous??
So here they are. Happily ensconced in their bit of the garden. So far so good...a whole afternoon and escape yet!
p.s. I'm looking forward to meeting some of you folk on Sunday! I'll be on that 11am free Diggers garden tour thingy looking surreptitiously for yellow flowers or yellow birds...click here for details