Category Archives: Chickens

Completing the allotment plot

Our three groups arranged to meet up at the allotment Sunday morning at eleven o’clock. The plan was to plant everything that is ready to go outside and to get the netting around the plot to keep out the deer … Continue reading

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Some pretty bits of the garden

Although we keep getting a very cold wind and some showers we have also had some lovely sunny spells. It’s been that sort of weather that is warm in the sun and cold in the wind. The sunny spells have … Continue reading

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Cinnamon and Flame together and Cinnamon’s first egg this year

Cinnamon is the only girl that hasn’t started laying this year which is unusually late for her. Yesterday she followed Flame into the chicken shed and I thought she may be ready to lay but she just seemed to want … Continue reading

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Broody musical nest boxes

For two days Jasmine sat in her corner of the chicken shed and then on the second evening she was perched with the amigos. I was surprised not to have to lift her and she has never perched there before … Continue reading

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Here we go again

Today Dandelion has looked unwell. This morning when I gave out some sunflower hearts she wasn’t interested and I started to worry. A little later she was sitting with her eyes closed. When she opened her eyes I could see … Continue reading

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Jasmine is broody

Yesterday Smoke came out of her broody spell after a week. For the past week I have lifted her from the nest box every time I have gone into the run and I have closed the nest boxes before bedtime. … Continue reading

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Sharing a nest box

Today Marmite and Dandelion were sharing a nest box again. They have done this a few times recently. It is so sweet to see girls in a nest box together.

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Hardening off our beans

Since the weekend we have been hardening off our broad beans and runner beans. We are putting them outside on the patio table, by the back door, during the day and bringing them back inside at night. The runner beans … Continue reading

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Little Mouse

From time to time we have seen a little mouse in the garden. Last year we used to see it in the chicken run and this year we have seen it scurrying around the garden in and out of the … Continue reading

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Sienna’s first egg

Sienna is the last of the girls from our current breeder to lay her first, tiny, egg today. She is a late starter. She must be coming up to about a year old because we got the silky girls on … Continue reading

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