Hello and welcome to The Compost Bin. I'm Compostwoman and I live with my family in rural Herefordshire. We have nearly four acres of garden and woodland, all managed organically, which we share with Chickens, Cats, Guinea Pigs and assorted wildlife. We also grow a lot of our own food, run courses in all sorts of things and make a lot of compost!

I work as an environmental educator, lecturer, writer and Forest School leader at Moors Wood . I am a Master Composter and have spent the last 11 years as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council. I offer talks and run workshops and events where we talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. We also make crafts and have fun.

We try to live a more self sufficient lifestyle here, as best we can, while still having a comfortable life and lots of fun. To learn more about us click on the About Compostwoman tab and remember to click on the photos to make them full size!


Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Making a temporary hen run for the poorly hens.


Babs and Goldie are in isolation, taking antibiotics and as I have said, last night they were moved into temporary quarters in the Guinea Pig run and an insulated cat carrier. That was fine for the first night but I woke up today and realised they really needed an enclosure to be out side in during the day.

SO..Compostman and I got the shorter length of fencing and made a hen run in the area in front of the Kitchen window.
The are WELL away from the other hens, and I can see them from the Kitchen window and keep an eye on them.

Babs looks and sounds a lot better and is eating happily and running around, so fingers crossed we caught the problem in time! and that the others don't get it.....

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