30 January 2013

The Wivenhoe Hens are back! (fresh eggs available daily)

The lovely Wivenhoe Hens are back at their usual coop site - in the car park of The Station pub.

Whilst the chickens holiday'd with a family on Valley Road, the members of the chicken co-op rallied to do all sorts of improvements to the coop. These included expanding it to almost double the original size, re-roofing the shed, building new nesting boxes inside and putting down a new surface of wood-chips (much better for all this wet weather!)

It feels great to have improved the coop this way, and the hens certainly seem to be enjoying it.

** PLEASE NOTE! We had a few concerned enquiries from the community about the availability of water & food: we want to stress that these are ALWAYS available to the birds inside the shed. Even if the water freezes outside, the inside drinker is always ok. And we keep the majority of food inside the shed too, so that if it rains it doesn't turn to a mush, which the hens don't like. **

We welcome visitors, enquirers, people who are thinking of keeping their own hens (happy to share the best and worst of our own experiences!) so please drop by or email us. The hens love to eat your spare vegetable peelings too - they get vitamins from the high quality food we feed them - but they love the taste of real greens! The only rules are NO potatoes, rhubarb, avocado or cooked food.

Thanks for your continuing support and please come and enjoy the eggs - available daily from the honesty box on site (£1 per box, or 20p per egg donation)

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