La Chatte Gitane (or The Gypsy Cat) was the name we chose for our cottage in France. We chose it while on the road, moving home, from Ireland to France with 2 dogs and 7 cats in the car.
This blog began its insignificant life as a recipe book for friends and family who would ask me repeatedly for a recipe of this, that and the other.
Since then it has taken many different directions, like gypsies tend to do. Sometimes making a U-turn and revisiting familiar roads and taking a break when necessary.
You'll find recipes here, but also musings about the places we've called home, the gardens that we've established, not always successfully, the homes we've improved and the environments we've lived in. Currently, that is back in Ireland.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

When the Egg Layers Arrived

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In one of the previous posts I wrote about the building of the chicken coop. You can read about it here .
As soon as our volunteers Silvio and Franzi had finished the fence and gate, we went to the Wednesday market in Kenmare and got us 5 point of lay hens. This was in the spring of 2014.

Yes, we use cat carriers for cats and chickens.





What's all this then ?



I took them a while before they ventured outside.


And when they did, they preferred to be under their coop.


After a week or so, they gave us their first 2 eggs.


I enjoy having hens around. The scratching in the soil, the lovely homely sounds they make, the eggs they provide.. Ah..Bliss...

This is not the last of my chicken posts. Be sure to visit again to see what else they've been up to.

Patricia xxx...x

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