Monday, September 01, 2008

new hens for home!


Hooray!

I got a new hen for home. She is a brown shaver called Mabel, or Mavis, or Maud, or something like that.

She is very sweet and has come out of a barn situation so so far she doesn't really know what to do in her new fabulous free range environment. Coco and Saffy are a bit wary of her and she is paying no attention to them yet. The other hen that I got with her [for my mum's birthday] is called Rosie [i think] and she is mean to May-belle [another option?]. She pecks her and Mavis/Mabel just cowers - its so sad. It's normal behaviour though - this is called "the pecking order". However, it doesn't really happen at my place as the hens are happy and relaxed and have heaps of room and food etc.

I hope you have the pleasure of spending some time with some chooks some day. They are very interesting to watch and make me happy.

19 comments:

mojo said...

Yay another chicken now you can get more eggs and plus yet another pet for the great woodmonsta.

Nei-Nei Neina-Marie said...

Thjat's awesome mr woody. I think May-Belle is a great name, because Mabel sounds nice but it spelt hideously.
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Candycane said...

You sooooo Have to bring a picture of the new chickens sometime Mr. Woody. that sounds like a cool story!

3=0)
bye!

I_luv_animals_AKA_ashymashy said...

HI!I love the idea of meeting the chickes,and the names you have selected of choice i would call it,may-belle but i would choose my own name Bella because in french means:Beatiful,cool aye
bye!

mech boy said...

Good for you Mr Woody!
Ashy Mashy, spelling error!!!!!!!!!!!!
Beatiful- Beautiful.

I know this is off topic but, I know a simple way to convert Fahrenheit into Celsius.
Say you have 200 degrees Fahrenheit, you minus 32 (on the Fahrenheit scale 32 is freezing point), then multiply by 5 and, finally, divide by 9.
200-32=168x5=840 divided by 9=93.33333333.
200 F =93.3333 C.

Roo said...

Yay,
Will you be able to bring your chickens to school some day?
I think Mavis/Mabel/May-Belle will be more comfortable when Rosie has gone because of the pecking.
I think you should call your new chicken Mabel instead of spelling it May-Belle like your other option.

That's really cool Mech Boy but I don't think I will be able to rememer the way to do it.

Dreamhuntress_Solitaire Angel.a.k.a Keeper of the forest said...

Awesome Mr.woody, when are you going to bring in the chickens? And if we are going to have chickens were will we put them? We will have to build a chicken pen and a fenced area for the chickens if we are going to have them.

Dreamhuntress_Solitaire Angel.a.k.a Keeper of the forest said...

Oh Mr.Woody you should name the new chicken Maud because it's a character from a book that I just read called "The Drowned Maiden's Hair", Maud has a really adventurous type of personality.

chickenfeety said...

Mech boy that not a very easy thing to do without a calculator handy but grat idea. I sort of didn't get the story there were too many names.I know you could bring the chickens in on pet day if they didn't get too scared.

bye

rosiegal said...

Cool... HOpefully may-(I dont know what to call her so Ill just say may!) will settle in and become friends with coco and saffy! She looks cute from the pic

mudpies02 said...

I think you should call one of them May, May-Belle or Minnie!
No! If she's being mean to Minnie don't call her Rosie! Call her Magenta! And for short you can call her Maggie!
Oh! And today I found out that my Mum had chickens when she was younger! Cool aye?
That seems rather tricky Mech boy....

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Tweedle Dum Plum said...

what about Verissa

mudpies02 said...

Very cute 8o) Verossa? Marnica?

Tweedle Dum Plum said...

Maronica lol

Marshall said...

Yipee! A new chicken means more free-range eggs, which means...more chickens or more food?

I found these websites to help Mr Woody look after his chickens.

http://www.mypetchicken.com/ebook.aspx?Chapter=7

http://www.angelfire.com/fl5/otherside/care.html

http://ezinearticles.com/?Getting-Your-Chickens-Ready-for-Winter&id=792565

Thank you.

Kitty Kat said...

Cool! chickens are good pets. they save money from buying eggs. and save battery chickens. i thought your speach thingy today was really good because its true. for 50c you save chickens. im still a free-rangeitarian (although my mum says i have to eat chicken which isn't free range sometimes because free range chickens are to expensive.)
do you know if theres a law about keeping chickens in town? do you need a permit or anything? do they need to be at least 3 metres from your boundry? we have a space where we could put chicken and were thinking about it but or neighbours are right next to it so yeah.
One more thing. if anyone thinks they cant make a difference because theyre one person is a lie. we can all make a difference. 50c a week isn't much really. and thanks to all the people who are buying free range eggs there are now more free range than battery eggs in most supermarkets.