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Marmite lays another tiny egg

Marmite has laid a total of nineteen eggs since she started laying at the end  of December. Her first two eggs were really tiny and then her next one was normal sized. The day before yesterday Ebony, Spangle and Marmite … Continue reading

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End of January egg count

I decided to do an end of month egg count while I am still able to see which girls are laying which eggs. Ebony laid 17 eggs in January. Smoke laid 17 eggs in January. Marmite laid 16 eggs in … Continue reading

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More snow

When we went to bed last night it was snowing. We have had quite a lot of snow. It is a bit milder this morning though. Saturday is forecast cold again at four degrees during the day and minus four … Continue reading

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It’s very cold

This morning when I refilled the chicken’s waters it was still minus four degrees. There was the hardest frost that I can remember seeing. It is such a hard frost that it looks like snow. It looks beautiful but the … Continue reading

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An update

The weather here has been very cold with night time temperatures of minus two to four which means the chickens’ water freezes. I seem to learn the hard way every year. If there is only a little ice on top … Continue reading

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Relationships and Pecking order

Recently there has been the usual surge of hormones that comes with the start of egg laying and it always causes spats to take place. Dandelion picks her battles carefully but Cinnamon does not. Cinnamon was over confident and rushed … Continue reading

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Look how big I am!

When I lift Smoke out of the nest box she will stay in position on the patio for a while so I am now putting her straight into the run. When I do this she holds up her wings and … Continue reading

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Smoke is definitely broody

I now have no doubt that Smoke is broody. Smoke didn’t lay yesterday so she went into her favourite middle nest box first thing this morning as I expected. She was making the, chuff chuff, broody sound as she went … Continue reading

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The first, four egg day, of the year

Yesterday we had our first, four egg day, of this year. Up until then we had been getting two or three eggs a day most days. Jasmine has only laid one egg so far and that was six days ago … Continue reading

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I wonder if Smoke is going broody

For the last three days I have thought that Smoke might be going broody and yet for the last three days she has laid an egg. I would notice that she had been in the nest box for a long … Continue reading

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