Category Archives: Chickens

Stepping up the integration process

Yesterday when I went to check on the girls before bedtime I was surprised to find Snowflake on the main flocks side. Gold and Storm were on the high perch. I opened the dividing gate and Snowflake went back into … Continue reading

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Mixing the girls

This afternoon I mixed the girls for the first time. I decided to leave the new girls part of the run closed and just open their gate to let them into the main flocks part of the run before closing … Continue reading

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The new girls have more space

Today I closed off the bottom half of the run from the main flock. I then opened up the hatch so that the new girls could have half the run giving them more space to explore. They immediately went out … Continue reading

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The new girls are blossoming

The bedtime routine is now sorted and easy. Gold has become totally used to me and follows my hands when I am clearing up and my boots as I move around. She almost follows me out of the dividing gate … Continue reading

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Bedtime for the new girls sorted

The step worked perfectly for the new girls at bedtime tonight. They easily found their way to the high perch with none of them ending up over the top of the wire. They looked so cute together that I just … Continue reading

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The high perch at bedtime

Yesterday evening I kept popping out to see how the new girls were getting on. Earlier I had lifted Gold to the new perch and let her find her own way down in the hope that she would now know … Continue reading

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Fine tuning the new girls part of the run

I have been trying to address the things that were not working well in the new girls part of the run. In recent years I have had new girls in September. This has meant that the main flock had stopped … Continue reading

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Spot’s comb

I have been aware of Spot’s comb gradually getting redder over the past couple of months. However yesterday it struck me how much it had changed in size and shape too. When Spot’s comb was pale and narrow the tiny … Continue reading

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An update on the new girls

I love this photo of the girls and Spot checking each other out. It’s so unusual to get all the girls in focus at once. The new girls have settled in really well. Having said that they were easy to … Continue reading

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New girls

My three girls were supposed to arrive between 2.00 pm and 5.00 pm yesterday. When they hadn’t arrived by 5.00 pm I started to get anxious. The phone doesn’t get answered after 5.00 pm so I e-mailed the lady to … Continue reading

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