Category Archives: Chickens

Spangle’s first egg of the year

Today Spangle settled in the nest box again. A few times she had a false alarm and would come out of the nest box shouting and I would check and there would be no egg. The next time she came … Continue reading

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Salmon’s second egg of the year and Spangle is practising

Yesterday Salmon laid her second egg of the year and it was in the nest box and had a good shell which is really good news. It was two weeks ago that she laid a soft shelled egg. Spangle has … Continue reading

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Egg laying

Speckles has had a spin round in the nest box a few times lately and I have also seen her taking the grit. She is still doing sloppy poops but her comb is lovely and red. Yesterday I missed Speckles … Continue reading

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A peek of spring after the recent storms

The crocus got to shine very briefly before they got battered by the recent storms. However the miniature daffodils are just opening and giving a glimpse of spring. Roll on spring.

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A visitor

A few days ago we had a visitor. I stepped out of our cabin ( work kitchen ) and there in front of me was a beautiful racing / homing pigeon. I don’t know if it was male or female … Continue reading

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A rare moment of sunshine before the next storm

We have had relentless rain this winter. We have just had one storm recently and another is forecast at the weekend. The crocus have been up for ages but just haven’t opened until today when we had a rare spell … Continue reading

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Marmite’s first egg of the year

Yesterday Marmite was very vocal and I felt sure she was getting ready to lay her first egg of the year. By the afternoon she looked as if she wanted to lay but seemed to have forgotten where she was … Continue reading

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First broody of the year

I have had a feeling over the last few days that Smoke was about to go broody. She has laid nineteen eggs in twenty eight days. Smoke often lays three days in a row then misses a day then another … Continue reading

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A soft shelled egg

Yesterday morning first thing I checked the nest boxes as I do every day in case of an early egg. One of the nest boxes had a wet patch in it. My first thought was Speckles. However when I put … Continue reading

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Flame lays her first egg of the year

It was just over a week ago that Flame looked as if she was getting ready to lay but she hadn’t shown any interest in the nest box after that until today. Today Flame was manic and I knew this … Continue reading

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