Category Archives: Chickens

Alliums

As I have said before, I read an article by Alan Titchmarsh, that said if your leeks go to seed you can leave them as they are quite spectacular. He said to put them at the back of your borders. … Continue reading

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Chicken behaviour

Ebony has been broody for two weeks. At the end of the day I close the nest boxes and this makes broody Smoke go and perch up in the chicken shed. Not Ebony though. She sits on the top of … Continue reading

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Speckles third egg of the year

Yesterday Speckles laid her third egg of the year just three days after her second egg of the year. This is amazing for Speckles. The year before last Speckles laid twenty four eggs and last year she laid twelve so … Continue reading

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This and that

Our rose has gone from bud to full bloom very quickly this year. I think it’s because it has been so warm. I decided to frame my chicken birthday card. I just happened to have a spare frame of the … Continue reading

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Speckles comb

This is another post inspired by one of David’s comments. He mentioned Speckles comb being less red than it used to be and I said that I thought it wasn’t as big as it used to be. I decided to … Continue reading

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Speckles has laid her second egg of the year

It’s all going on with the egg laying here at the moment! The day before yesterday Speckles was very vocal and at one point had a scratch around in the corner of the chicken shed. I had a feeling that … Continue reading

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More bits of the garden

When we were originally planting this garden we put in a couple of groups of purple alliums. For a few years they looked amazing but then the original groups just vanished. However they self seeded around the garden as singles. … Continue reading

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Spangle laid today

Spangle hasn’t laid for a month but every now and again she would sit in a nest box for a while and then leave without laying. Today Spangle had been sitting in the nest box for longer than usual and … Continue reading

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The garden in May

The garden is so beautiful at this time of year. I have taken photos of a walk up the garden but first a quick update of chicken news. Vanilla has come out of her broody spell after only three days … Continue reading

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Vanilla is broody again

Yesterday Marmite came out of her broody spell just as Vanilla went broody. Marmite had been broody for twelve days. It really does seem that as one girl comes out of a broody spell the next girl goes broody and … Continue reading

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