So with just over a month to go before we head home to the UK, we have found homes for our 3 Swiss Chickens. Luckily we found a lovely local family in the valley who have 9 chickens themselves free range. So we prepared our chickens for their trip to their new home. I did have a little cry as I said bye to them and a quick cuddle (even with scary Fiona chicken!), and I know its silly but I did really enjoy having them and spending time with them.
Their new home was on an Alpine Farm in the big garden area. First we had to get them over the Suspension bridge to the house! Only in Switzerland!
Anyway, after re-clipping their wings we let them off one by one. The lady we gave them to had a lovely big area for them with a big shed for the evenings. Fiona had no problem being the leader and meeting the other chickens – she was twice as big and heavy as them all! Ariel had a bit of a fight with a few of the other chickens – they are the same breed so the other chickens were not as confused by her being there as with Fiona! Elvis joined the ranks and soon our 3 chickens ganged up together and were walking round exploring in a group of three, meeting the other chickens. All in all they settled in well for a first time and in Switzerland its much more normal to mix chickens.
Overall, I was sad to see our lovely ladies but glad they have a nice new home : )
Katy, The Good Life In Practice x