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My crazy girls

I am telling this story in hindsight because while this was going on and I had taken some photos the situation with Salmon happened and that took precedence. The after effect of this story is still happening now though so … Continue reading

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Salmon has turned a corner

This morning when I gave out some sunflower hearts, for the first time since Salmon was poorly, she joined in. Salmon gave Shadow the light peck that shows her her place and pecked at the seeds. A little later I … Continue reading

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Still hanging in there

I am so up and down with Salmon at the moment. Yesterday Salmon was stretched out in the sun and I again felt a spark of hope. Later in the day I tried to tempt her with mash and with … Continue reading

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A very small glimmer of hope

I keep bouncing up and down with Salmon between a glimmer of hope and steeling myself for the most likely outcome. I wrote some of this in the comments but will write it here for anyone who didn’t see. A … Continue reading

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We now have a problem with Salmon

Just when I thought that everything had settled down with the flock it looks like Salmon has a problem. A few days ago we noticed Salmon was in the hunched position that usually means an egg laying problem. We wondered … Continue reading

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Three broody girls!

Yesterday Flame went broody. Flame has been laying for six weeks and has never gone broody this early in the year before. I don’t remember ever having three broody girls before. Loads of times there have been two as Smoke … Continue reading

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All three nest boxes occupied at the same time

Not only were all three nest boxes occupied at once but occupied by seven girls. Our flock seems to be diminishing! This morning there were only two girls out in the run and that was Spangle and Shadow. Two broody … Continue reading

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Two broody girls

Smoke has now gone broody as well as Sugar. Smoke has laid eleven eggs in fifteen days which is her average before going broody. I can’t believe I said recently that for the first time in a long time all … Continue reading

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Sugar is broody

Since Shadow and Sugar started laying I have wondered if one of them would be a broody girl. Shadow started laying earlier than Sugar and once she hit her stride she proved to be a really good layer. I thought … Continue reading

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Smoke our current digger

All the girls love to dig holes but Smoke is our current most avid digger. I say current because back in the day that title went to Cinnamon. Cinnamon was our smallest girl but had big feet and we soon … Continue reading

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