Category Archives: Chickens

It’s moulting time again

It’s funny but every year I am surprised by how early the moult starts. First Speckles was dropping loads of feathers and now Flame. I checked back to July last year and I had taken some photos of Flame with … Continue reading

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The garden has gone mad

With the recent mixture of sun and rain everything in the garden has gone mad this year and got really big. It all looks amazing but we will have to have a big chop back at the end of the … Continue reading

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Flame has spurs

I recently noticed that Flame has spurs. It’s usually cockerels that have spurs but there are no hard and fast rules with chickens. I have just researched this. All chickens have buds on their legs from which spurs can grow. … Continue reading

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The girls’ view of the garden

This is the part of the garden that the girls look out on. I think it is one of the best parts of the garden. I love the way everything intermingles.

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Salmon and Flame share a nest box

Two days ago Smoke came back into lay after three days of dropping feathers. Smoke stopped dropping feathers and she laid both days. On the same day Flame went broody. Smoke and Flame are our two best layers but I … Continue reading

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First Broccoli

Yesterday we picked the first broccoli from our garden veg patch. We will be having it with our Sunday roast dinner. We know that it is caterpillar free due to the net cage we have grown it in and the … Continue reading

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It’s hot

Speckles is moulting and sitting around in dust holes during the heat. Smoke came out of being broody more quickly than usual. She was broody for just under a week and as usual started staying out for longer periods. I … Continue reading

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Speckles is moulting and a change of address

I have been picking up feathers from Speckles for the last few days both from the chicken shed in the mornings and the run during the day. Speckles is moulting early. I think it’s because she hasn’t laid at all … Continue reading

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Marmite

Marmite is still really struggling with her egg laying. I had hoped she might get better but she seems to be getting worse if anything. We always know when her next egg is due as she looks so miserable. She … Continue reading

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Flowers, berries and good neighbours

We have been so lucky that the neighbours that moved in next door in December have turned out to be lovely neighbours. We hit it off straight away. We welcomed them with a card and a bottle of wine. They … Continue reading

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