Update on Camp Tenko

Tenko for chickens

Tenko for chickens

Well, there I was feeling pretty good about my efforts of the new run, all fenced off with 6ft high bamboo, the gate even made from bamboo, I looked over it yesterday, spotted a couple of large gaps, which i blocked with, you guess it more bamboo, but then this morning, I left the girls in the coop til 11:30, thinking they will lay in the coop, but no, i opened the door on the coop to let them out for a feed, and they all marched out, straight through the fence, they can obviously make themselves smaller when they want to, as the gaps are half the size of them, a bit like when you first put a saddle on a horse, it pushes it’s stomach out, so when you’ve tighten the strap, it can let the breathe out and the strap becomes a bit looser, clever horses.

So it looks like I have more filling to do, more bamboo, which isn’t a problem, because it’s growing as fast as i can use it, we still have a few hundred stands of it, even though I have cut down a small forest of it, ok so maybe a slight exageration there, but all good stories need a bit of artistic license.

On the subject of escapee’s, Betty the new Wyandotte chick, had a little run around the backyard today, I left the wire ajar when I was giving them fresh water, and she seized her moment for freedom, she was harder to catch than one of the shavers, like a little roadrunner, cheep cheep instead of beep beep, but very simular in the running style, She’ll safely back in the brooder now with Maria and Dororthy, no doubt telling all about the big outside, ‘ oh the lights, the lawns, the bamboo, you should have seen it’, I know I’m no the only person who thinks there chickens talk.

Betty (roadruuner) Wyandotte

Betty (roadruuner) Wyandotte

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