Only a few days after the arrival of the fourth pony Rasputin on March 18th, 2017, Andrea and Mirco (the "pony man") had worked on the idea of getting some chickens for the Pony Farm. We all could share the work and costs and enjoy the eggs. All the kids that would visit could enjoy the chickens as well. After all, what is a farm without chickens?
Inspired by some early spring weather, Andrea, Mirco and Wyman set up the chicken coop and the outdoor area on March 23rd and 24th. The outdoor area has been fenced in out of 100% recycled material, and yes, it shows. But you gotta use what's there - and there is a lot of stuff to use and get creative with. While enjoying our work, we almost forgot about the horrible rain from a few days ago that had flooded the barn. The roof is still a work in progress.
Because it is bird flu season, chickens are not easy to get. We had to drive to a local breeder (an insider tip which we were lucky to hear about) in a town called Selent, about a half-hour drive from our "farm". On March 25th, Henrietta (white), Bertha (black, fat and evil -> Wyman's chicken!), Grace (light brown) and Emma (brown) could already move in. And you won't believe it - after only two hours in their new home, they gave us the first egg!