Category Archives: Chickens

Heavily moulting girls and continuing with tylan

Dandelion and Flame are both moulting and looking really shabby. I feel so bad for Dandelion losing feathers when it is now so cold. Flame also has pins on her wings and very few wing feathers left. When she raises … Continue reading

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The current bedtime routine

Since I have been leaving the shed door wedged open all the girls have been getting in in time and perched up. Dandelion, Cinnamon and the silky girls have perched on their old perch since then, the bigger girls on … Continue reading

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Smoke has started laying

Two days ago Ebony had been in and out of the chicken shed getting ready to lay her egg when suddenly she started shouting really loudly which she hasn’t been doing lately. I checked and she was stood at the … Continue reading

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Flame continues to drop an abundance of feathers

Flame is still dropping loads of feathers. She has lost even more tail feathers and her remaining feathers look loose. Flame has lost her confidence since she lost her tail feathers and she spends a lot of her time in … Continue reading

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Poor Flame

After a few nights of finding heaps of feathers in the chicken shed Flame didn’t look much different. She had a shorter tail which I thought was due to the long tail feathers falling out leaving shorter tail feathers growing … Continue reading

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It worked!

This morning there was another heap of feathers underneath Flame’s roost spot. I am amazed that Flame doesn’t  look any different. You would think she would be bare with this amount of feathers dropping from her. Last night I went … Continue reading

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Flame’s sudden moult and an idea for bedtime

Yesterday Flame was perched above one of the ladders when I noticed feathers drifting from her and attaching themselves to the weld mesh or landing in a heap below her. This morning when I opened the chicken shed there was … Continue reading

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A demonstration of what is happening at bedtime

Tonight I went up to check on the girls before the pop hole closed and to take some photos of what is happening at bedtime. What happens is the amigos wait outside for the silky girls to perch. By that … Continue reading

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Bedtime is not working so well

Tonight and the night before last Marmite had been shut out on her own at bedtime. Last night both Marmite and Spangle were shut out. They were both sat on top of one of the nest boxes and tonight Marmite … Continue reading

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Dandelion’s moult continues

Seramas don’t usually moult very noticeably but Dandelion is very obviously moulting at the moment. Seramas are said to lose a few feathers at a time all year round so that you would hardly notice. I have never seen Dandelion … Continue reading

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