Fowl Play’s Back

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017

Last Friday we went to see the Chicken Van Man in the car park of Brico – the French equivalent of B&Q.  He’s been there every Friday ever since we came to our Normandy Gite so we figured he’s the best bet in the area when it comes to buying chickens.

We bought a black one and a red one to start with and after lots of discussing/arguing we (Cathy mainly) came up with the names of Maggie and May and they are now firmly settled in at their ‘des res’ hen house down near the stables.

After a week of high expectancy waiting, yesterday Maggie presented us with her first very small egg and today May did the same – obviously encouraged by her more productive partner. Young chickens lay small eggs to begin with but over time they lay bigger and bigger eggs.

They are great chickens – very friendly and Maggie is quite happy to be picked up and cuddled although May is a bit less confident at the moment and its lovely seeing them wander about in the paddock without a care in the world.

We have a couple of Spring weeks available and also good availability in September and October so do bring your friends and/or family to come and see us and Maggie and May of course!!

‘Hill Crest Farm House – One of the best Normandy Gites to rent available!’