Author Archives: Carol

Flame’s turn to look tatty

There have been lot’s of tiny feathers from Flame in the chicken shed each morning. She is now looking quite tatty. I am not surprised because Flame looked very tatty last year when she moulted. It’s funny how they all … Continue reading

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Marmite has loads of pins

Marmite is now a mass of pins. She does look a sight. Like Ebony she has also developed white tips to her feathers. She does look a state but the pins have come through quickly so hopefully she will soon … Continue reading

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A frog in the garden

Ever since we have lived here we have had a frog in the garden but we only see it occasionally. There may be more than one but we only see one at a time. We only see it once or … Continue reading

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Allotment update

As well our three firsts for largest sunflower head, fattest carrot and heaviest marrow we have also got first for best allotment plot this year. As it’s our first year we are well chuffed. Points were awarded for lack of … Continue reading

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Marmite is looking a complete mess

It is said that seramas moult a few feathers at a time all year round. This isn’t what I have experienced. My little girls seem to moult at this time of year the same as the bigger girls. I am … Continue reading

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A trip to the vet with Salmon

Over the last couple of days I have detected a slight wheeze from Salmon. This alarmed me as it means the myco is still in the flock. I know it’s best to act fast so I took Salmon to the … Continue reading

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A moulting flock

Over the last week feathers have been dropping from the girls in heaps. I spend more time picking up feathers than poop picking. As the girls move feathers waft from them. Some of the girls are looking more tatty than … Continue reading

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Worming the girls

I worm the girls, the recommended, twice yearly. I do this in March and September. I add flubenvet powder to four little dishes of mash. All the girls love mash so they all get their fair share. However this year … Continue reading

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Our village show

Yesterday (Sunday) was our annual village show. We took our car for the classic car section.  We decided to set up a little table with our vintage crockery at the back of the car and put out some of our … Continue reading

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Spangle’s, crisp box, nest box

I could tell that Spangle thought she wanted to lay again today. She wasn’t happy with the nest boxes though and was searching on top of the nest box next to the store cabinet. I realised that she wanted her … Continue reading

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