Category Archives: Chickens

Egg laying and a slow worm on the path

I think both bigger girls have finished laying for this season. Flame definitely has as she last laid a week ago. Last year she stopped half way through November. Ebony laid her last egg three days ago but had been … Continue reading

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Still moulting

I am finding heaps of, little girl, feathers in the chicken shed each morning and in the run especially in the dust bath holes. Yet the little girls don’t actually look much different. But there is a change in them … Continue reading

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Moulting

We have had the worst August that I can remember. It has been cloudy and cold the for the whole month with drizzle some days and no sun at all. This weather seems to have triggered an early end to … Continue reading

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Changing our veg plot to a fruit plot

Our veg plot at home is no longer productive. Over the years we have lived here the garden has matured. The planting surrounding the veg plot blocks out a lot of sun and the roots have invaded the plot. This … Continue reading

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Broodies and dust bathing

Yesterday Smoke went broody, four days, after Sugar. Smoke has laid ten eggs in thirteen days. That is two more eggs in two more days than Sugar. These girls are both serial broodies! Salmon, Spangle and Shadow are all taking … Continue reading

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This and that

At this time of year our hibiscus is amazing. It is opposite the chicken run and towers over the chicken run height wise and has a mass of blooms. We picked one corn cob from the allotment today to see … Continue reading

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Broccoli stalks for the girls

One of the great things about having chickens is that no allotment or garden produce ever gets wasted. The broccoli we tried to grow on our garden veg plot hasn’t worked. The cage to keep out the butterflies, followed by … Continue reading

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Through with broodies for now and some group photos

Sugar had three nights in the broody crate and then was through with being broody. This works really well with Sugar. Having three broody girls at once meant there wasn’t much egg laying going on. We have been getting just … Continue reading

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Three broodies and today’s allotment harvest

Smoke has now been broody for nine days. Sugar has been broody for five days and Ebony went broody three days ago. It’s getting ridiculous! I go up to see only half the flock in the run and if a … Continue reading

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Broodies and sharing nest boxes

Sugar has now gone broody as well as Smoke. Sugar has laid nine eggs in twelve days. The gap between going broody and the amount of eggs laid seems to be diminishing for both of them. Having two broody girls … Continue reading

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