Author Archives: Carol

What does this remind you of!

We have had a fledgling blackbird in the garden for a while. It spends a lot of time around the strawberries and raspberries. It lets us get quite close to it and I have been dropping any squashed or damaged … Continue reading

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Our first, five egg day, this year

For the first time this year we have six out of nine girls laying and out of those six, five laid today giving us our first, five egg day, this year. Sugar came back into lay today after a two … Continue reading

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Updates and Portraits

The girls have been mixed together for nearly a week now. It has gone really well and they have settled together with no more spats. There is just the occasional bit of chasing but nothing aggressive. Unfortunately at bedtime Red … Continue reading

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The girls are now together

Yesterday I left the girls together all day and it seemed fairly calm. I decided it’s time to get them properly together. We have had the new girls seven weeks now so this has been a very slow integration. I … Continue reading

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Getting closer to integrating the girls

I have been giving the girls some time together each day. For a while it seemed to be going well with them all getting along. Dot and Autumn do some chasing but no fighting. Snow is more inclined to stand … Continue reading

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Snow lays her first egg and other news

Yesterday for the first time Snow went in and out of the nest box/little coup a few times throughout the day. She has gone from being totally quiet to making a twittering sound. I felt she was getting ready to … Continue reading

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Updates and continuing to mix the girls

Mango and Cloud gave up being broody after three days. Storm came back into lay after a two week break and has laid five eggs in the last week. At the same time as Storm started laying Sugar went broody … Continue reading

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Broody girls

It always seems that just as one girl comes back into lay another goes broody. Today Gold has come back into lay after a two week break. At the same time both Mango and Cloud have gone broody together again. … Continue reading

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The new girls have some time with the main flock

Yesterday I decided to mix the girls for a while. Most of the main flock took no notice of the new girls. It’s always the bottom girls that are the ones to watch as they want to insure the new … Continue reading

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Mango and Cloud are so in tune with each other

I have never had two girls more bonded and in tune with each other as Mango and Cloud. They went broody together and they often lay their eggs together. Today they did this again. When I checked back on them … Continue reading

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