Author Archives: Carol

Spot

We got Spot at the end of last September when she was five months old. I had waited for two summers to get her because during both those summers the breeder had ended up with ninety percent cockerels and I … Continue reading

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Spot’s gone

I am still in shock that we lost Spot yesterday. It was so sudden. She had been dust bathing, running around, rushing to the treats and seemed her usual self. I went up to the girls late afternoon and Spot … Continue reading

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Flame and Sugar are laying again

Yesterday Flame laid her first egg since her broody spell. Today Sugar laid her first egg since her broody spell and Flame laid her second egg. It’s two weeks since both these girls came out of their broody spell. I … Continue reading

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Ever changing eggs

Spangle’s egg today was much more the shape that her eggs used to be. I think she has got over her blip at the start of laying and is now back to normal. Spangle’s latest egg is on the left … Continue reading

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Egg comparisons

Storm laid her second egg two days after her first egg. It was very slightly bigger. Spangle has now laid three eggs each a week apart. Her egg today was the same small size and darker colour as her last … Continue reading

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Mistaken identity and Storm’s first egg

Today Storm spent some time scratching in the nest box before settling ready to lay. I took a few photos because she is such a quirky shape. I think her long legs make it difficult to sit comfortably. A little … Continue reading

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I thought Snowflake was broody

Snowflake lays two days running then miss a day then two days running. She has followed this pattern since she started laying. Gold will lay for anything up to six days running before missing a day and then laying again. … Continue reading

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Size comparisons between the girls

Sophie asked if I could take photos to show a size comparison between the girls. She said it may be easier said than done and so it proved. Snowflake by name and Snowflake by nature is difficult to photograph because … Continue reading

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Storm’s first egg

For the last few days Storm has been trying out the nest boxes. Today I found her tiny egg in the nest box. I didn’t actually catch her in the nest box but the egg is so tiny that it … Continue reading

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Spangle gave us a fright

Yesterday I could see that Spangle wanted to lay her first egg of the year. Spangle was in the nest box for quite a long time. When I went to check on Spangle I thought that I had caught her … Continue reading

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