On the farm the chickens and ducks are very special.

They provide the main ingredient for the breakfast the eggs and they are an attraction for our guests.

chicken preditor
The Pine marter a natural enemy of the chickens

On top of that are these chicks and ducks friends with our dogs.

Lady, one of our dogs at the bed and breakfast, loves to keep them together. She keeps them out of the flower garden and she sits with them when they are foraging in the field protecting them from fox and other predators. When I look at them it always makes me smile. Bella our Jack Russel is the hammock maker she loves to run with and after the birds. She tries to copy Lady but seriously fails every time.

foraging chickens in the B&B garden
Chickens in the garden of Ardvarney Country Lodge

Lady, on the other hand, quickly gathers all of them back together and sits down looking at them. Nature is beautiful.

One of our ducks has a special band with Lady, when we have some potatoes left over from the breakfast  we feed them to the birds. This particular duck always shares some with Lady and she knows it. She will sit next to the fence waiting for her piece.

From the beginning that we started with animals on our small farm B&B we let them be together.In this short youtube video you can see Lady at work .lady the chicken herder

Bella is our lamb mom when we have pet lambs, but that is a different story that I will tell you in the next blogpost.


Would you like to meet our chickens, ducks, dogs and sheep, you can book now call 00353(0)879141361 or look at the website www.ardvarneycountrylodge.com.


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