The henhouse arrived some days ago! But how to prevent the mink, the pine marten, the badger and the fox from breaking in? What kind of sand do the hens prefer to bath in? Where do you buy litter for the clutch? When do the hens start to lay? And how do you tell them that it is time to go to bed, so you can close the door to the henhouse in the evening?
Yesterday night we went to a farmer friend and she picked out for us; four hens and a rooster. We took them home in a cardboard box and released them in the coop. We and the cows watched them curiously. At ten o´clock in the evening the four hen and their rooster suddenly decided to go inside and have some sleep, and 6:30 (sharp!) in the morning the rooster crowed!