Category Archives: Chickens

Worming the girls

I usually worm the girls twice a year in March and September. This year I totally forgot in September. By the time I realised that I had missed doing it I decided that it was near enough to March to … Continue reading

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Sugar lays her first egg

This morning both Shadow and Sugar were very vocal. Sugar was as vocal as Shadow is when she is just about to lay and she was looking in the nest boxes too. I was pretty sure that Sugar was about … Continue reading

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Allotment greens for the girls

Nothing from the allotment is ever wasted when you have chickens. We have just been clearing the allotment plots ready for the start of this year’s planting. There were still some cabbages that hadn’t hearted up. We decided to lift … Continue reading

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Updating “The history of the flock”

Each time we have new girls I like to update “The history of the flock” page at the head of my blog. I am now on “The history of the flock part three”. This is mostly a record for me … Continue reading

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Flame lays her first egg of the year

This morning while Smoke was in the nest box Flame decided that she wanted to lay her first egg of the year. Of course she really wanted to do this in the same nest box as Smoke. I knew that … Continue reading

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Marmite has a feather sticking out

Marmite has had a feather sticking out at right angles for about a week. A few times I have tweaked it to see if it is loose. Then I picked her up and gave it a bit of a tug. … Continue reading

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Shadow laying her egg

Yesterday I went up to the chicken run with my camera and just happened to catch Shadow laying her egg. This was her fourth egg, in just under two weeks, since she started laying. This time she was in a … Continue reading

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Updates

Shadow has now laid three eggs which I saved for today’s breakfast. I used them for scrambled egg as I could put all three together for a one person portion. I wanted to crack Shadow’s eggs into the bowl first … Continue reading

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Our first, three egg day, of the year

I say that it’s our first, three egg day of the year, but it’s also our first, more than one egg day, of the year as well. This morning Smoke laid her second egg this month. She laid her first … Continue reading

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Smoke lays an egg

Ebony is getting ready to lay again and has been practising over recent days. Smoke doesn’t need to practise. When Smoke is ready to start laying she just settles in a nest box and gets the job done. It’s a … Continue reading

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