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Beautiful lilies and Smoke is broody again

Our lilies have been amazing this year. I took some photos before the rain came to bash them down. Smoke is broody again. She has laid eight eggs in eleven days. Smoke is out of lay for longer than she … Continue reading

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Our second, six egg day, of the year

Yesterday was the second time this year that we had six eggs from our seven girls. The first was on 28th March and this time on 21st July. On both occasions it was Salmon who didn’t lay. Salmon wasn’t laying … Continue reading

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I dug the run over today

The girls love it when I dig over the run. They follow me with excitement to see if there will be any worms. Ebony got all the worms because she is such a thug that she keeps the other girls … Continue reading

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This and that

We have had slow worms breeding in our garden in all the years that we have lived here. We know that they breed here because every year around March we see the tiny baby slow worms. I saw them this … Continue reading

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Flame lays an egg and it’s time to break Sugar out of being broody

I knew Flame was getting ready to lay again as the day before she starts laying she always has a twirl round inside the nest boxes. It’s as if she has to check them out first. Then when she is … Continue reading

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Sugar is broody again and Flame has only one tail feather

This really is the year of the broody! Salmon gave up being broody after only two days like last time. If only they were all like Salmon! Salmon isn’t so committed. She will only sit in one of the two … Continue reading

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Salmon is now broody too

We seem to be constantly beset with broody girls this year. Salmon has now gone broody for the second time this year which is something she has never done before. Since her last brief broody spell Salmon has laid fourteen … Continue reading

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Smoke is broody yet again and more roses in the garden

Smoke seems to be going for a record of serial broodiness. This time is her quickest yet and least number of eggs laid. Eight eggs in twelve days and she is broody again. I will continue with my usual regime … Continue reading

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Flame is moulting

Flame has gone broody twice in quick succession but come out of it after four nights in the broody crate. This has triggered an early moult. I am fairly confident that Flame will start laying again once she is through … Continue reading

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Sugar

Smoke usually stays broody for only a week if I lift her out of the nest box constantly. She then takes a break for another week and then starts to lay again. Sugar went broody the first time for six … Continue reading

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