Tuesday, 15 July 2008
Yesterday was the day we went to fetch our 'rescue chickens'. Above is their 'Chicken Limo'.
We were told to meet up in a local park, where we thought we would be going off to help catch the birds and put them into boxes for transportation.
When we got there at 10am, we were told to put a name on the box and how many chickens we wanted. The idea was for the organisers and a few helpers to take the boxes, fill them and then to bring them back to us.
We went home for a bit to have some lunch, and were back at about noon. There were a lot more cars and people milling about, and the park Rangers were not happy. They kept stopping and coming over to the organisers and asking how long they would be as they'd had complaints about the parked cars along the road.
At about 1:30/2pm we saw the horsebox containing all the boxes arrive, and without further ado we went and waited for our name to be called so we could collect our new ladies.
We were finally called, and Jo and I took one end each of the box and carefully took it to our car.
Once the windows were down, we set off, and I very carefully drove to our new place.
I gently dragged the box in the 'holding run' and opened the box to let them out - they all seemed more than happy to stay in there!
After a wiggle of the box they came out - the box was moved, and i put some corn and grass on the floor for them to forage through.
Meanwhile, one of the Silkies - the smallest most picked on and most broody one - went to say hello to the new ladies, by scrambling under the middle gate!
All in all a good day!
Posted by Stiggy at 16:09