the request was made for chickens... the beautiful chicken house is (almost) finished, along with a lovely fenced in run.
i've bought a feeder and food, a water bowl, pine shaving for the floor... the craft house has nesting boxes and (WILL HAVE) a perch...
the husband has explained his deep rooted fear of live poultry a la mickey rourke & angle heart and will not be available to help in any way
i have ordered the chickens for wednesday - 2 days time. 4 x sussex whites (thanks JW)
the lovely poultry woman seemed non-plussed. i'm pretty sure she said i could borrow a crate.
will they be ok in the car? what should i do when i get them home? tip them into the house? name them? will they just fly away? i have all the books but none of them says anything about the first few hours at home.
am having a proper chicken panic... and thinking i might have plucked off more than i can peck