Author Archives: Carol

Shadow’s first egg

When Shadow started to squat for me a few days ago I knew that she was getting ready to start laying. Yesterday Shadow was very vocal and was going in and out of the nest boxes. Shadow went in the … Continue reading

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Getting ready to start laying

I have never posted so infrequently but there really hasn’t been much to post about recently and the weather has been awful. It seems to swing between being really wet or really cold. We have had weeks of rain and … Continue reading

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Togetherness

I have talked recently of how sometimes the flock seems to divide into two parts of bigger girls together and little girls together. There are other times when the flock are very definitely all together. The weather has recently made … Continue reading

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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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