Category Archives: Chickens

Green and Purple leaves

I am gradually harvesting the leaves from the veg plot for the girls. I thought I would give them a mix of green and purple leaves and see if they had any preference. What amused me is that the girls, … Continue reading

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Baby slow worm

On Sunday we saw another baby slow worm on the patio. It was lucky it didn’t get trodden on. We last saw a baby one on the path about a month ago. We always see the big ones in the … Continue reading

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Group huddle

There is absolutely no doubt about the fact that chickens are flock animals. I often see our girls together in a tight group and it always makes me smile. It’s not always easy to get a photo as when I … Continue reading

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A busy week

We have two annual events which are big numbers. Afternoon tea on our vintage crockery for a hundred and sixty, for a school speech day, and jazz supper for a hundred and thirty. They don’t usually fall on the same … Continue reading

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The garden has a halloween sort of look

This time of year there are spider webs all over the garden. The ones I like the least are the ones that I break with my face when I go up to the chickens first thing in the morning. Not … Continue reading

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Slow worm

We have had slow worms breeding in our garden for many years now. We know they are breeding here because we have spotted really, tiny, baby, ones and medium sized ones and some that are the optimum size that they … Continue reading

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Purple leaves for the girls

I decided to try the girls with the dark purple leaves from the veg plot. I know in the past that they didn’t like some dark leaves so I put some spring greens in with them. As usual Speckles is … Continue reading

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The second half of our home grown radishes

This time I finely chopped the radishes and put the chopped radishes and the radish tops on the girl’s patio for them. This time they wasted no time at all eating the radishes. By the end of the day the … Continue reading

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Rusty’s first egg after her prolapse

Rusty hadn’t laid an egg for five weeks after her prolapse. I was happy for her to take as long a break as possible to give her time to heal. Yesterday she started looking in the nest box and I … Continue reading

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Growing and cooking our courgettes

This year has been our very best year ever for courgettes. For the past couple of years our courgettes would start growing then would rot before they were big enough to pick. According to theĀ  information I could find this … Continue reading

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