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Thursday, 6 September 2012

Might have spoken too soon?

On two separate issues!

Issue no. 1:
We seemed to have a small victory yesterday with keeping the chickens in their run until half 9, and they were quiet. However today they decided to pay us back by squawking at 7AM INSTEAD!! After the few glasses of wine I had before bed last night I can't say I was impressed this morning. We are still sticking to the plan though! they will not be out until 9.30!

Issue no. 2:
After saying in my last post that the chickens aren't dead yet.. Well they still not dead (as issue 1 would now be irrelevant) but we did have a MASSIVE hole dug under our garden fence yesterday. I don't know how I missed it first thing, but then I was concentrating on the the noise machines.

The pipe is actually the virgin wire when it was installed, if we owned the place this certainly would have been sorted properly!

The hole doesn't look that big in the picture but it was definitely fox sized!! Luckily everything I had planted in the border had already died so he hadn't ruined anything as such. We had this problem back when we first moved in (before chickens), although not quite to this scale! The chickens were fine (so much so I didn't even notice to begin with) and there was no signs of any other damage, to their house or anywhere else. 

And I reburied the virgin wire!

So we stuck a stone in the hole and filled it in! This photo I took this morning so as you can see we have had no further holes but there are suspicious marks in the soil (just about visible in the photo) so I think he probably did give us another visit during the night! 

So Chickens, you better start behaving because it looks like you have made a new (not so nice) friend!!


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