Category Archives: Chickens

Perching and a new tail

Shadow and sugar love to perch and they have managed to find every single perch in the chicken run. The least used perch is the branch perch behind the hatch. The other two branch perches have the ladders leading up … Continue reading

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Autumn in the garden

There is now the colour of autumn in the garden as well as the chill in the air and the shortening of the days. Shadow and Sugar continue to be a tight pair. They have settled in really well and … Continue reading

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We are now retired

Before lock-down happened we were slowing down towards eventual retirement. Fairly soon into lock-down we made the decision that we wouldn’t resume corporate lunches but would just continue with afternoon teas and vintage crockery hire once things returned to normal … Continue reading

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Sugar and Shadow

Sugar and Shadow are growing up so quickly and their feathering is changing slightly. Sugar has some very fine, biscuit colour brown, in amongst her white feathers now. That’s okay as she can be white sugar with a sprinkle of … Continue reading

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Our home grown chillies and pickles

Three weeks ago I put our chillies on a rack to dry out. This was the photo of them back then. To my surprise they have changed colour. This is the photo of the chillies today. I think they look … Continue reading

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The chicks have learned to perch at bedtime

The chicks have been so fast to learn. I had decided not to help them to perch at bedtime. I thought that there was no rush to move them on to the next stage. They would have to run the … Continue reading

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The chicks have learned to dust bath

The chicks are really growing up and learning new things every day. They have now learned to dust bath in the soil rather than the pine shavings. One of the chicks favourite spots to chill is the big wooden shelter. … Continue reading

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The chicks are growing up and Salmon is moulting

The chicks are growing up fast. They have now explored the entire run and have discovered both ladders and the branch perches above the ladders. They also spend time in the big wooden shelter and have found both the perches … Continue reading

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The flock is integrated

This has been a really easy integration. We have come to the conclusion that it’s much easier to integrate younger girls as they pose no threat to the flock and therefore there is no aggression towards them. The day before … Continue reading

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The chicks on their perch

Since the chicks have discovered the little perch in their part of the run it has become a favourite spot for them. Before if they wanted to chill they would go in their little coup but this perch has now … Continue reading

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