Today is a great day as the chickens have arrived, meet Tikka (red), Madras (black), and Masala (white). They are all chickens at the POL or point of lay however they are still a little young and I may have no eggs for at least two weeks. To be honest I am not bothered as they are delightful birds full of character a real pleasure to have on the farm.
The ladder system you see on the left is very often used in France to allow chickens to be completely free range and able to climb back to the safety of their roosts. This however takes some training and tonight I will have to place them back inside.
I have added as many different stimulants as possible to the enclosure. The chickens wild ancestor the Jungle Fowl is a forest bird so a cherry tree has been planted inside along with an existing apple tree. Watch this space.
Paul Nicolaides is a landscape Architect from North London and Director of Ecospaces Limited ecological Landscape design & build contractors. His ambition is to help accelerate change to a more sustainable ecological society. A society that plans its urban environments integrating agriculture, wildlife habitat, natural processes, recycling, industry, and sustainable urban drainage. Above all Paul aims to integrate these disciplines and realise there compatibility both on a local and landscape level.