Category Archives: Chickens

Campanula on our drive

Against the new fence that the neighbours put up last year, the campanular on the drive looks stunning. A lovely splash of mauve. It’s my birthday and we are busy today but we are eating in our local pub tonight … Continue reading

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Emerald and Speckles have teamed up

Emerald and Speckles have always been rather loners in the flock. Emerald and Toffee were close but after we lost Toffee, Emerald became a bit of a loner and Speckles did hang out in the chicken shelter and dust bath … Continue reading

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A peaceful and united flock

I can’t get over the change in the flock since we re-homed Peaches and Barley. It is so quiet, peaceful and harmonious. When I used to give corn or sunflower hearts I used to throw some the other side of … Continue reading

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New life

Not much time for blogging today. The gaps will soon be filled with courgettes and tomatoes but we have tried not to plant them too early in case of cold nights. Our rose around the patio is in bud and … Continue reading

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The first day as a flock of seven

After the sadness of taking Peaches and Barley to Moira, being with the flock after they have gone has been a joy. I can’t believe the difference. Everything is calm and quiet. The three amigos have been back and forth … Continue reading

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Peaches and Barley have a new home

This has been another really difficult decision to make. I had a long chat with our friend Moira at the farm. She had taken twenty eight rescue chickens (she offered to take thirty but got the last twenty eight) a … Continue reading

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The chicken shelter

I am pleased with the chicken shelter as both the little girls and the bigger girls seem to like it. I have at different times seen every girl go in to it. Yesterday when I was in the run there … Continue reading

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Poor Speckles

Things have not got any better with Speckles and in fact it has got ┬ámuch worse. I am giving serious thought to re-homing Peaches and Barley with Moira but we have been so busy that I haven’t had a chance … Continue reading

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Peony

Our peony is one of the shrubs that was already here when we moved in ten years ago. I have never photographed it though as it takes ages for the flower buds to open and then just as they reach … Continue reading

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Greenery in the chicken run

We have talked a lot lately in the comments about trying to get some greenery in a chicken run. I have tried lots of things but everything gets stripped by the girls to the level they can reach which is … Continue reading

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