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Snow

Yesterday it snowed from nine o’clock in the morning until twelve o’clock lunch time. The flakes were the biggest we have ever seen and the snow was the sort that sticks together and settles quickly. It was quite dark in … Continue reading

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The three bigger girls

Although our flock of nine girls get on together very well and are often all together there are also times when they are a flock of two parts. Sometimes the three bigger girls will be perched together while the smaller … Continue reading

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Warm mash for a cold day

There isn’t a lot going on in the chicken run at the moment. It’s an in between time of year. Shadow and Sugar are showing an interest in the nest boxes. They like to spend time on the ramps pecking … Continue reading

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Changing over to layers pellets

Both Smoke and Ebony have been laying since half way through December. This is normal for Smoke but unusually early for Ebony. Ebony is usually the earliest to start laying other than Smoke though. Ebony started laying half way through … Continue reading

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First group dust bath of the year for the little girls

It’s been a very cold start to the year. Even so if there is a patch of sun the girls will find it and they love a dust bath together. Speckles was dust bathing nearby, in front of the little … Continue reading

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End of year egg totals

This year I have had to wait until the very last day to do my end of year egg totals as Smoke and Ebony have been laying through the end of December. Smoke and Ebony are so in sync at … Continue reading

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December eggs

Today is two days after the Boxing Day eggs. There were no eggs yesterday. This morning Smoke settled in the favourite nest box. A while later I heard her shouting and knew that she had laid her egg. Smoke was … Continue reading

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Boxing Day surprise

Smoke has now laid four eggs this December so far. On boxing Day Smoke settled in her favourite nest box next to the chicken shed. Ebony started shouting and while having had this behaviour through the summer, when several girls … Continue reading

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Christmas Day in the chicken run

I planned to give the girls yogurt as their Christmas treat but they got a bit of an early treat this morning. I was giving them their morning sunflower hearts when I knocked the plastic carton that I decant the … Continue reading

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Smoke lays an egg

This morning Smoke was very vocal and was looking in the nest boxes. She soon settled in her favourite nest box next to the chicken shed. When I next checked on her she was back out and had laid an … Continue reading

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