Introducing our ladies

What we have here, ladies and gentlemen, are two Frizzles, one ISA Brown and a Black Australorp. We’re thrilled to welcome them home. The wonderful Ingrid at CityChicks (whose services I highly recommend) helped me to pack my tiny car with two children, four chooks, a bale of hay, a bag of mash, a double nesting box and sundry chook treatments.

We’ve already had one escape; when the door of the ‘house’ happened to be shut at roosting time, our Australorp went in search of a dignified perch. Fortunately, Tony found her in the garage sitting on the mower. Being on the adorable side, the Frizzles (‘Cribbles’, ‘Fiddles’ or ‘Squiggles’ as they are known here) have endured a good deal of cuddling on their first day. But they don’t seem to mind.

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10 Responses to “Introducing our ladies”


  1. 1 Arthur June 29, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Hey Rosie – I love those new chooks of yours, especially the fluffy ones. I can’t wait to find out their names! It will be really exciting when they lay their first egg for you to collect and eat.

    Love from Grandad

  2. 2 Sam June 29, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    FRIZZLES!!!! Be still my heart! Sam xox

  3. 3 Mirjam June 29, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    That sounds and looks great! I’d love to have some animals around me, too. But in a flat in the middle of a city only tomatoes on the balcony are possible. Enjoy your eggs for breakfast (our custom is to have them on saturday morning together with fresh rolls and the weekend newspaper).
    Mirjam

  4. 4 margareteaudrey June 29, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    AWESOME! Chicken, space! I so want to move out of the city! hip hip hooray to suburbia!

  5. 5 Lesley June 29, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    What a delightful collection of ladies! Cant wait to get that beautifully enriched hay into the vegie patch for spring planting. Go girls!(only the feathered variety)
    Love nan

  6. 6 Aunty Sarah June 30, 2012 at 3:34 am

    I LOVE the Frizzles! You make me want to go out and get one myself. Is 5 eggs a day too many for two people?! So glad to see them in their gorgeous new home. Xxx

  7. 8 Arthur June 30, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Two a day id too many for us! However – a business opportunity might arise. I reckon Hobartians will pay big money for “Lindesfarne Organic Googies” sold on consignment through The Common Ground store!

  8. 9 Gerri Frederiksen July 3, 2012 at 5:53 am

    I am suffering, “chook envy,” Ally!
    Would so love some “girls,” but just don’t think one very tiny back garden (we have moved into our townhouse) and a rather adventurous Pug, go together!
    So enjoying your blog again. (have been without Internet for 2 weeks!)
    Love Gerri..xx!


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