Category Archives: Chickens

Smoke has become a digger

Smoke has reminded me of Cinnamon lately in that she has taken to digging. I think it may be because I had dug the run over a few days ago, while it was dry, but after a long wet spell. … Continue reading

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Frozen spinach for the girls

Yesterday I defrosted some frozen spinach and mixed it in two dishes of mash. The girls loved it. I wasn’t sure how they would take to it but they picked the spinach out of the mash and wolfed it down. … Continue reading

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A yogurt treat for the girls

On Sunday I gave the girls the last of their spinach. I had stocked up with my chicken supplies but there was no point buying more than one bag of spinach as it doesn’t keep for more than a week … Continue reading

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The kindness of neighbours

We are very lucky to have good neighbours. Our newest neighbours next door to us moved in in December and they are a lovely couple of a similar age to us and a refreshing change from the previous neighbours we … Continue reading

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Chicken news

We have been getting an average of between two and four eggs a day from the girls. Yesterday was unusual as none of the girls laid which was the first time that has happened in over a month. That meant … Continue reading

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It’s worming time again

I always worm the girls in March and September. Now that we are between broodies it’s a good time to do it. I like to add the flubenvet powder to mash as all the girls love mash and it is … Continue reading

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We are done with being broody

The day before yesterday I shut all the nest boxes and the chicken shed pop hole after Spangle and Salmon had laid their eggs. I expected the two broody girls, Smoke and Marmite, to settle in a corner of the … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day Mum xx. Happy Mother’s Day to all Mothers. It is a strange Mother’s Day with the current situation meaning no socialising. My Mum is in Norfolk so already at a distance. I am in the south east, … Continue reading

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Two broody girls

The day before yesterday Marmite laid and then yesterday she went broody. Marmite has laid fifteen eggs in twenty eight days compared to Smoke who laid thirteen eggs in seventeen days. Smoke is the best, little girl, layer and the … Continue reading

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A chicken worry that has passed

A few days ago we noticed that Marmite was looking poorly. She spent all day in one spot. Her stance was, the humped tail look, that seramas have when all is not well and her eyes were closing. I didn’t … Continue reading

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