Tuesday, 13 January 2009

10 leftovers my hens love to eat

  • Porridge
  • Last night’s cooked vegetables
  • Rice
  • Couscous
  • Pasta (they like their carbs, these girls)
  • Apple cores or a whole apple (but they won’t eat just apple peel)
  • Raisins
  • Grated cheese
  • Sweetcorn
  • Plain popcorn

Well they might like the sweet or salted versions too, but I’m not that indulgent. Sheesh.

A video of my hens at breakfast time today. Queenie is the supremely fat (and greedy) black and white speckled one at the back. Daisy is the white one. She's the leader of the flock, and looking a bit smaller than the others because she's just finished her moult. Maud is the fluffy grey one at the front.


  1. Wow- I just love them!!! How therapeutic it must be, watching them and listening to them as they potter about.Sorry not been in touch-mad here, will speak soon!xx

  2. I'd never thought of grated cheese or popcorn. Will give that a try! My girls' faves are Weetabix, Oranges, Marmite on Toast and Spaghetti - we dangle it from the top of the run and they go mad!

  3. no, not fair, no more chicken pictures, if we can't sell our house then I'll never get my chickens.........

  4. Love the video and the soundtrack is strangely relaxing - does this mean I have to get hens and soon?

  5. I've yet to find anything that my hens don't like to eat!

  6. Aw. Sweet. And you can't actually smell them from here.

  7. I am desperately trying to convince my husband that we need chickens! Lucky you!


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