Category Archives: Chickens

Allotment chard for the girls

We have been gradually digging up the chard at the allotment and giving it to the chooks. There is too much for us to consume and the girls love it. It also saves me having to buy them some daily … Continue reading

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No eggs and a broody girl

Flame had been laying every other day but laid her last egg five days ago. I was surprised that she continued laying so late into the year. Smoke laid her last egg four days ago and has gone broody. Smoke … Continue reading

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Two tatty moulting girls

Marmite and Ebony are both looking tatty. Marmite has a mass of pins on her head and Ebony has loose feathers and under feathers showing. These two girls both look odd in their own way. It will be good to … Continue reading

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Jigsaw Puzzles

After my post about the two jigsaw puzzles that I had to give up on my mum said that she had two really good ones and would send them to me. It has been so nice having enjoyable jigsaws to … Continue reading

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Ebony is moulting

I recently said that Marmite was the last girl to moult. Ebony had had a partial moult late summer after her one broody spell. Suddenly instead of heaps of little black feathers in the run and chicken shed I am … Continue reading

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Shadow and Sugar

The chicks are growing up. They are around five months old now. They are transitioning from their chick cheeping to a more grown up sound. They are beautiful girls and very friendly. One of the things that is happening at … Continue reading

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Marmite has lost her tail

Marmite looks worse during her moult than any of the other girls. I wonder if it’s because she is last to moult so it’s happened much more quickly. As I walked through the gate I saw Marmite’s tail feather on … Continue reading

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Marmite is moulting

One by one the little girls have been moulting. Now it is Marmite’s turn and she is dropping feathers everywhere and looking rather tatty. Marmite only laid one egg this month with it’s usual soft shell and I am pleased … Continue reading

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The jigsaw I gave up on

I have done a lot of jigsaw puzzles since the beginning of lock-down. Some I have really enjoyed and found quite addictive. Some have been really difficult and I struggled but didn’t give up. These were the ones with lots … Continue reading

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Three groups of chickens

Although all of the girls mix happily together they can often be found in three separate groups. The original four seramas like to congregate on top of the wooden shelter. They can often be found there either having a group … Continue reading

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