Category Archives: Chickens

Cinnamon after Dandelion has gone

The day after Dandelion had gone it was so sad to see Cinnamon spending time alone in the small shelter where they had spent a lot of their time together. It was if she thought Dandelion might suddenly appear in … Continue reading

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Transplanting our beans

As this is the first year of having an allotment we are on a learning curve. We were all very eager to get everything started and now realise that we sowed our runner beans and dwarf beans a bit too … Continue reading

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Ebony and Vanilla continue to lay their eggs together

A few days after the first post I did about Ebony and Vanilla sitting in the corner of the chicken shed they settled in there together again. I removed Ebony’s egg and a few minutes later Vanilla laid her egg. … Continue reading

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A tribute to Dandelion

Sadly we lost Dandelion yesterday. She was such a lovely girl. She was beautiful and so friendly and was not only top serama but was joint top girl with Speckles. No one messed with Dandelion and she got on with … Continue reading

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Dandelion has gone

Dandelion looked so lovely yesterday so it was a shock to see her looking really poorly today. She was sitting in the run with her eyes closed and her chest was bobbing up and down with her breathing. Cinnamon was … Continue reading

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Dandelion

I have agonised over the decision about Dandelion.  I have had many tearful moments. I have gone round and round the options and keep coming back to the same thing. With no tylan available to me I can’t risk keeping … Continue reading

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A heart breaking decision to be made

Yesterday I rang the vets to ask for some more tylan as I have just used the last of my stock on the recent treatment.  The receptionist looked up my records and I mentioned in our conversation that I now … Continue reading

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The bigger girls and little girls together

Vanilla’s, fair sized, beige, eggs are laid in the corner of the chicken shed and I often find them next to Flame’s or Ebony’s eggs. Yesterday Ebony was in the corner of the chicken shed and Vanilla was also in … Continue reading

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All change

I had a feeling that Marmite’s broodiness was weakening. Yesterday morning she was out in the run, when I went in first thing, rather than me lifting her from the nest box for the morning sunflower seeds. She returned to … Continue reading

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Communal dust bathing

Marmite is a determined broody. I lift her out from the nest box each time I go in the run but most of the time she just goes straight back in again whereas Smoke used to have a quick dust … Continue reading

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