Monday, 11 May 2015

What Drummy did.

 These were my vegie boxes, they are well protected get full sun and after the rain we had,  they were doing very well.
I had seven rows of thriving vegs.
We had spent the morning in the garden and I went inside to wash up, the beer fairy had gone for a short walk and when he came back he called me out into the garden, here was Drummy in the box with all the tiny plants dug up and trampled and she was chewing on a nice fat worm, the box is full of them, the soil is very good now.
Well I told her off and she did go and hide in the back garden for a while but not very long, I heard her chatting away to the beer fairy, seeing if the coast was clear.
Later that day I moved some pot plants in to save the worms, I will mesh it off in the future before I plant again.



 She has lots of bare areas and runs where she can dig and have dust baths but not so many worms and no snails at all now, she ate them all but I do give her mince before bed, but guess it's just not the same as a nice wiggly thing with lots of dirt clinging to it.


 she has made a mess here but no plants were dug up, so I don't mind tidying it up.

And here she is tail up head down, couldn't care less it's her garden I'm only the caretaker or so she thinks.

38 comments:

  1. Oh Drummy, what a cute but ornery little chicken! :) You must always be on your toes with your adorable pets.

    Thank you for visiting my blog today! You made my Mother's Day more beautiful :) Have a lovely week!

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    1. She has a mind of her own alright.
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  2. Drummy is doing what chickens do best!

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    1. She does lay lovely eggs.
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  3. She moved in because she has you.

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    1. She landed on her feet alright.
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  4. You are mother to a whole little world!

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    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
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    1. A little furry feather world.
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  5. I can well see why your were a little miffed at Drummy. And perhaps yourself for not fencing them off.
    I hope the next batch grow beautifully, with the additional aeration and chicken poo she added to the bed.

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    1. You are right I should have covered it with wire but the beer fairy said she can't get up there shows how much he knows.
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  6. She is something else!!! Love her personality! I have thought about getting chickens but then I think it will be twice the work as it is so busy keeping up after the beans when they tear through things! Happy week to you! Nicole xo

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    1. They are good fun and not all as naughty as Drummy, and they pay rent in the form of eggs.
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  8. Little Drummy wanted worms in her tummy.

    Instead of squishing ants, Drummy squished your plants!

    Just like little Jack Horner, Drummy is relagated to the corner!

    Oh Merle, imagine a chicken doing all that! After all your hard work.

    Definitely install chicken wire! It saved my flower bulbs from the squirrels. Susan

    p.s. Sorry I had to delete that last comment cuz I made an error.

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    1. That's cute you are a poet and didn't know it.
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  9. ahhhh, so she has been a naughty chicken,,, my dog used to follow me around digging up plants I had just planted,, very annoying but I loved him,

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    1. When we had dogs we had three and no garden at all, the only thing that survived in those days were trees.
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  10. I'm feeling sorry for Drummy, she was only doing what chooks do best, hunting up worms, not realising she was ruining your future dinners.
    I'm sorry you've lost your veggies too, but new ones will grow quickly enough.
    Could you mesh off another area so the worms and snails can develop there again before letting Drummy get to them? Perhaps work it similar to a permaculture garden so there is always an area developing with greens and worms ready for Drummy? when she has finished with an area it should be nicely turned over and fertilised ready for replanting.

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    1. What happened to your reply it's just gone and I forgot what I said.
      Good idea but I wanted to grow veggs in the boxes because the are easy to look after no bending but will try another way or protect them with wire.
      We have a sort of permaculture garden, I had the top garden closed in summer as we had tomatoes up there now it's open for Drummy she likes to eat wandering dew so she is a pretty good gardener too in her own way.
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  11. Onya Drummy!!!!!!!!!! I like worms too.

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    1. I gave her my leftover noodles this morning she like them too.
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  12. Seems you have many things in little place!

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  13. I've not kept chickens so maybe my advice is poor, but I suggest you print out a chicken curry recipe and leave it lying about in the garden.

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    1. That is so funny, I got a good laugh.
      Trouble is she can't read, I will have to teach her.
      I have taught her to say hello but that's a long way off reading.
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  14. Hari OM
    ............brwwaahahahahah- I was thinking all good thoughts till I got to Andrew's comment.... tsk but seriously. I trust Drummy is returning the favour of your providing a giant run by not just eggs but fertiliser also?! River's suggestion is good if it can be managed. No doubt about it though - she has added value to not just your garden, but to life in general - even if that means a bit more work! YAM xx

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    1. She sure has she is a delight most of the time.
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  15. Georgeous bird...and you the keeper doing all the work..

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    1. She is pretty good at digging and chicken dropping are pretty good for the soil too but sometime just too good.
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  16. Oh, that mischievous Drummy. I guess she just wanted to explore some. I'm glad she didn't make too much of a mess for you to clean up. I didn't know she likes worms so much. I hope you had a nice Mother's Day, Merle, doing all the things you love.

    ~Sheri

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    1. But she does eat spiders, I lifted a brick and there was a redback gone in a flash.
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  17. ... aawww.... poor Drummie.....
    you'll have to start the vegie garden all over again Merle...
    Hugs... Barb xxxx

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    1. Next time I will put some mesh over it.
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  18. I want some chickens, its just what do I do in the winter. I can't really have them in the house. Birds are actually very dirty. We had a pigeon for 12 years and his dander was all around, even though I put a skirt around his pen. He got to look out the window in winter (had a broken wing that could not be fixed) .......so no to a chicken in the house. So it would mean making special accomodation. I am still thinking about it though.
    Janice

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    1. Drummy is not allowed in the house, but our weather is mild, Drummy comes into the laundry and sometime the kitchen, you are right they are little messes poo plops everywhere.
      We have a pigeon he was injured too but he flies free., but sleeps and eats at our place.
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  19. Oh dear, that Drummy is a sass! Keeps life interesting though, lol. Jane

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