Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Chicken pics on a cold frosty morning

Last night we had the first frost of winter this year. Fortunately I suspected it might happen so covered all of the smaller citrus trees with frost cloth for some protection. Just as well I did. Here are a couple of pics of the chickens as I just went down to see to them:


IsobelleGoLightly said...

As we roll into summer you are getting frosty! My lady visited New Zealand in 1990 and went all over and stayed in youth hostels! Wonderful, wonderful place.

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Lovely to hear that NZ left such a positive impression! I have never regretted making the move (from the UK) 20 years ago.

Note re pics, you can see the temporary chicken wire fence along the right side, this is to divide up the area so I have "Mr Roo" the IG rooster on one side and the hens on the other. Bit of a shame for him to be on his own, but I didn't want to submit the new girls to him just yet!!
We will be putting in a more permanent corrugated iron fence and gate in place of the chicken wire for when we finally get pigs (hopefully sometime this winter!).

Cadi said...

Oh, I want a frosty morning, too. I'm 30 weeks pregnant & it's around 35C outside.

I want frost!

I wanna be a chicken on a frosty morning! (Okay, maybe not. i better be careful what i wish for)

Longing for frost... or somethin' frosty...
--- Cadi at

Darroch Cottage said...

yes, we had our first frost this morning too ( and I got my first egg in 8 weeks! whoo hoo)
the deck as all white, the dogs were hysterical!

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Hi Cadi
Yikes 35 degrees..! I don't do hot climes very well. Best wishes

Hi Laura
Yippee first egg! I hope mine start laying soon too. We've been buying eggs for a few weeks now. As you say - it's very expensive to feed them with no eggs in return!