THE MARSHALL'S CHICKENS...


Well after reading another blog about Chickens (see my links)
We decided that it was most certainly acceptable to keep chickens as a hobby.
Despite one or two of our neighbours moaning behind our backs and behind closed doors we went ahead and welcomed into our garden four hens..
Harriet - Sapphire - Speckle - Amber
Sometimes you just have to accept that you can please some of the people some of the time and for the rest of it ... well, get a life...
GET A CHICKEN!!

Having now moved out into the countryside we have no neighbours so have 13 hens and 2 very nosey cockerals!!



HERE IS MY OWN DIARY OF A CHICKEN LOVER...

Firstly a huge " THANK YOU" to JUDE SCOTT at
COTWOLD CHICKENS - This lady was really helpful and gave us loads of time, useful and advice and support.

I would recommend going to visit JUDE AT COTSWOLD CHICKENS HAWTHORN STUD SOUTH NEWINGTON BANBURY
If you too like us feel the need to expand your knowledge and desire for the good life!

MEET THE MARSHALL HENS..

BOVAN GOLDLINES
AMBER STARS

BLACK STARS
SPECKLED STAR
BLUEBELL

Monday, 7 April 2008

NEW ARRIVALS


We have moved house and the lure of adding to our brood was too great, so as we now have plenty of room to extend our family we decided to pay Cotswold Chickens a visit...

The previous owners of our property also kept chickens so it was already 'chicken proof' and had plenty of room to add a 'couple' more...

After checking out availability on the Internet we (the boys and I) embarked on our trip to choose a 'couple' (AS IN TWO) more hens...

On arrival we were all drawn to the nosiest area... looking inside we all saw and fell instantly for a very grand COCKEREL who was being preened by a host of young pullets.

Now at the is point I would like to stress that as I recall my head was definitely saying 'NO!'
But my mouth was not in synchronisation and my mouth was saying 'YES!' Before I knew it three very excited young boys were carrying a Cockerel now named 'Chabel' (after Sebastian Chabel the french rugby player) to the boot of our car!


'CHABEL THE GRAND COCKEREL!'
As we had come for hens we then moved on to choose what we had come for!

We choose another Bovan Goldline - Meet 'Ruby'....

Then the second selection was made and we chose an Amber Lee which is supposed to be the updated version of our Amber Star..

Meet 'Snow-drop' She has a very long neck and an impressive covering of very white feathers.

The snow came the following day and it was very interesting to see the reaction of all the chickens.. our original hens are moulting so they all have bear bottoms! Not very nice when the snow is deep and your bum hangs low!!


OUR THREE NEW ARRIVALS.....


HARRIET AND AMBER TWO OF OUR ORIGINAL HENS IN THE SNOW

I will continue with this update later when my computer decides that it will cooperate!!

2 comments:

Michele said...

Just wanted to let The Marshalls know how much I enjoyed their blog. Living in North Idaho, USA, we're just beginning to talk about keeping a few chickens. As I've been looking around the net I've become convinced that it would be a terrific thing to do. Keep blogging!! Michele.

Michele said...

We're in North Idaho and just beginning to think of having chickens. After reading on the internet, I'm convinced. Look forward to reading your adventures. The new rooster is gorgeous. Thanks for info and help.