Category Archives: Chickens

The flock is integrated

This has been a really easy integration. We have come to the conclusion that it’s much easier to integrate younger girls as they pose no threat to the flock and therefore there is no aggression towards them. The day before … Continue reading

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The chicks on their perch

Since the chicks have discovered the little perch in their part of the run it has become a favourite spot for them. Before if they wanted to chill they would go in their little coup but this perch has now … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different

It’s difficult when we have new girls not to post about them every day. They grow up and change so quickly. But my husband picked me these from the allotment yesterday and I thought they were so beautiful. We also … Continue reading

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The start of integration

Today I decided to let the chicks mix with the flock and see how it would go. I first opened the hatch and directed the chicks out into the bigger part of the run as I didn’t want them to … Continue reading

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The chick’s first week

The chicks have now been with us for a complete week as we collected them last Tuesday. I open their little coup between seven and half past seven and they tumble straight down the ramp into the food dish. I … Continue reading

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Day six with the chicks

The new girls are growing before our eyes and are also growing in confidence. At first they spent a lot of time in their little coup just popping out for food, water and a quick run around. Today the chicks … Continue reading

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Day four with the new girls

The new girls have got the hang of everything really quickly. On the first night I put them to bed as they hadn’t yet worked out how to find their way in to their coop. By the next day they … Continue reading

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New girls

We have two new girls. At the beginning of August I put my name on the list with my serama breeder for new girls. She was selling them so fast that they were going out from a few days old … Continue reading

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Autumn in the chicken run

The nights are drawing in and the days are getting cooler and this has an effect on the girls. Egg laying is slowing right down. Smoke went broody, yet again, after laying eight eggs in eleven days. But this time … Continue reading

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Wild flowers and broccoli stalks

We are still harvesting so much bounty from the allotment plots. I never expected the raspberries to produce for so long and we are all three sharers still picking them. The plot below us was dug over at the beginning … Continue reading

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