Author Archives: Carol

The new chicken shed is finished

We had a really full on, busy, weekend but we did manage to get the chicken shed finished in between. I am pleased that all three nest boxes still fit and there was no need to move the storage cabinet … Continue reading

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Trying to break the broody cycle

We are continuing to modify the new chicken shed in the afternoons. I was at home today as I didn’t have deliveries so decided to get tough with the broody girls. Vanilla laid her first egg since her broody break … Continue reading

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Putting the plastic shed together

We have been quite busy with work and have functions to cater this weekend both on Saturday and Sunday, plus there is a classic car show we want to go to on Sunday afternoon, with our car. This has meant … Continue reading

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Continuing broodyness

A few days ago I said that I thought that Marmite was going broody but I was mistaken. Marmite was just taking a very long time to lay her egg. However that same day Flame went broody and has been … Continue reading

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Allotment update

Yesterday we went to the allotment. This plot is beautiful. We aren’t sure if it’s just been left or if it’s been purposefully seeded with wild flowers but the effect is stunning. I suspect it must have been seeded. On … Continue reading

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The tiniest egg yet

Today I found the tiniest egg, so far, in the middle of the run. I think that the girl who laid it was unaware and just dropped it in the run. This one is the first one without a yolk. … Continue reading

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Snow in June and our shed is delivered

Okay so it isn’t really snow but it looks like it. After a hot May and a cold, wet and windy June, our rose very quickly peaked and then dropped. Every day the path looks like it’s being snowed on … Continue reading

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We are going to have a new chicken shed

We are very disappointed with our current chicken shed. We have only had it for four years and we paid a lot for what we thought would be a good shed and would last a long time. Ever since we … Continue reading

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Speckles lays her sixth egg of the year

Yesterday Speckles laid her sixth egg of the year. Apart from her first egg of the year in March Speckles has now laid another five in eleven days. That is practically an all time record for her! I thought she … Continue reading

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Broody, broody, broody, girls!

I can’t believe how constant the broodies are at the moment. Vanilla went broody again yesterday so we now have three, Ebony, Smoke and Vanilla. Vanilla took a six day break after her last broody spell and then laid six … Continue reading

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