Archive for March, 2017

Donna Kebab

No, that’s not a typo. We have a new chicken, she came from the local kebab shop 😀

The owner of the shop lives in the flat above and has a large garden out the back, where he keeps and breeds racing pigeons. He bought some hens eggs from the farm shop, they have cockerels as well as hens. A couple of pigeons had laid eggs and he wondered if any of the eggs he’d bought were fertilised, so he popped one under a pigeon. To his surprise it hatched – he wasn’t really expecting it to – and thought the pigeon was her mummy 😀 She behaved like a pigeon, he fixed a perch about 10” from the floor but it wouldn’t use it, prefering to be high up with the others.

When she was 12 weeks old, he started thinking she’d be better off amongst her own kind. She seemed happy but maybe she’d be happier with other chickens, though he was going to keep her if he couldn’t find someone he was happy with. Mr MB went out for a kebab, the conversation started with ‘I haven’t seen you for ages, do you still keep chickens, you’ll never guess what happened when I bought some eggs……’ and three days later I had a new girl 😀 I mentioned on a forum that I had no idea what to call her, someone suggested Donna and I thought it was perfect 😀

It’s been ten months since my last post – TEN MONTHS! I didn’t intend for it be that long, things just seem to take over. My camera is full of photos, they were taken ages ago and I can’t even remember what’s on there now. Just when I think I’ve got Scampi Dog sussed, something else frightens him and I have to adjust the training/timings a bit to keep him calm and relaxed when we’re out and about. I’m sure he does it on purpose to keep me on my toes, lol.

I adopted six chickens from a friend who had to travel a lot, so I’m back up to twelve girls. They’ve been confined to a tiny run for almost three months because of bird flu (DEFRA rules for everyone with birds), but were allowed back out at the end of february and have been enjoying their freedom for the past week.

We’ve been doing some DIY so the house has been a mess for a while, I have a frozen shoulder so have been quite useless throughout the whole thing. I can’t crochet at the moment, not that it makes a difference because my yarn mountain is currently buried under books, lamps, etc so I can’t get to it anyway!

I’m going to go through the photos on my camera in the next couple of days, be prepared for many pics with no words – I probably won’t remember where they were taken and why 😀

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