I am reading chicken books. Tonnes of them. I am a new mother of 12 and like every new mother I panic about everything…feeding, behaviour, friendships, squabbles, toes and in my case feathers and beaks!
I am back and forth to London hospitals this week, so a short post. Tony is being mother hen while I am away and I am sending “helpful” emails each day as I find something interesting or essential for happy girls.
Chickens by Suzie Baldwin is a great read for a quick rough guide. The photography is lovely and the text flows easily providing a lot of informed and reassuring chapters covering all the basics and a bit more.
The single chicken and two on the perch are my girls. Chickens are hard to photograph as those little heads bob about so quickly and they are a very busy bunch, worm hunting , scratching and standing on my feet to pull my shoe-laces.
Well I will apologise now, but over the next few weeks there will be a derth of poultry posts and I hope helpful for any of you wondering if at your home or in a new life in France or elsewhere, you might take the plunge or rather take flight into the world of chickens.