Author Archives: Carol

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

Posted in Chickens | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Chickens | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Chickens | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Chickens | 7 Comments

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

Posted in Chickens | 8 Comments

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

Posted in Chickens | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Chickens | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Chickens | 6 Comments

Yogurt for the girls and thinking about bantam hamburgs

Today I gave the girls a yogurt treat and took some photos of the flock together. Last year after having nine girls we lost two and the flock of seven seemed small. I wanted to add some bantam hamburgs. Catrin … Continue reading

Posted in Chickens | 4 Comments

Our rose reaches it’s peak

Although this is a garden post today I thought I would just update on Sugar first. Sugar is now over her broody spell after four nights in the dog crate. After three nights I thought that Sugar was through her … Continue reading

Posted in Chickens | 6 Comments