Benvenuti Chickens

chicken shedThe five star hut is finished, complete with nesting box, roost and ventilation system. After a lot of good humoured teasing from our Italian friends about the local foxes licking their lips in anticipation of lunch, we took their jokes seriously and have built a secure chicken run and will let them free range when we’re outside with them.

andy and chickensOn Saturday morning we went to collect three chicks and a 1 year old hen. The chicks won’t be ready to lay until September but the hen’s an established layer already.

chicken runAfter giving the hen a guided tour of the run we put them into the hut and were thrilled that later in the afternoon we got our first egg! eggWe take that as a sign they’re going to be happy here.

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