Some time back when I was a newby blogger I did a post about our garden and about how I was wanting chickens but Moogsdad was very determined that we would not, in fact, keep chickens under any circumstances........whatsoever........ever.......at all.........subject closed.
Get the picture?
I was, therefore, somewhat surprised earlier this evening when the man himself sidled into the living room and proclaimed 'I've been thinking about what we can do with the end of the garden'.
'Yup' I said 'Slab it all over and be done with it'.
'We-ell, not exactly' said he.
'Definately not decking' said I.
'Mmmm, well, how about maybe some chickens?' said my contrary mary husband.
So there you have it. I may be having some babies sometime soon. Once we've gone into the whys and wherefores of backyard poultry husbandry.
Moogsdad said we shouldn't get too attached to them. I couldn't see why not as we'd only be keeping them for eggs. Moogsdad then worried me by saying 'It's easy enough to ring their necks'. (B**ger that!!).
I do have to admit something though.
I'm actually a bit scared of chickens.................................
Any advice would be most gratefully received.
Especially on such weighty matters as where can we get chickens from and which ones are good layers without needing a cockerel to keep them at it?????