|My birds in the early 1990s - brown 'rescue' hens and rare breeds I reared |
from hatching eggs. (I kept the one handsome cockerel - not a necessity; he was just rather special!)
|'Rescue' hens in the late 1990s, obtained from an organic egg farm when the birds|
had served their turn. High egg yields - but this run is far too small; they were
put in here to be photographed.
|Vegetable plot perfect for hens! Sorrel, lettuce, beet tops - and weeds.|
What we didn't eat ourselves, or feed to the hens, went onto the compost heap.
|The same plot (other way round), mid 2000s, converted to raised beds |
and far more productive. Note the greenery - sorrel and chard in the foreground.
|My quartet from 2010 enjoying overwintered broccoli that had run to seed.|
(Sadly, these were all killed by a neighbour's dog who burrowed through the fence
and jumped into the run. An excellent breed that I have been unable to replace.)
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