Author Archives: Carol

Gold lays her first egg of the year

Gold has a habit of trying to join me as soon as I open the chicken gate. I pick her up and put her back inside the gate. For the last week she has been squatting every time I do … Continue reading

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Togetherness

I love the togetherness of our flock. Despite being all different breeds, apart from the three seramas, the flock are always together in every thing they do. I took most of these photos while I was collecting the portraits for … Continue reading

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Portraits

I thought it would be good to do some up to date portraits. Most of the girls have their pale winter combs. Slow moulting has been going on for ages. Dot seems to have been dropping feathers for a very … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

I gave the girls a yogurt treat for New Year’s Eve. I would like to wish all my readers, their families and their girls a Happy New Year. I wish everyone a happy and healthy 2023.

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Happy Christmas

As usual I gave the girls a Christmas Day, fish, treat. I would like to wish all my readers, their families and their girls, a very Happy Christmas and New Year. I would also like to thank you for continuing … Continue reading

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A yogurt treat for the girls

After two weeks of freezing there was finally an overnight thaw for us and the snow has gone. I thought the girls deserved a treat. Their patio area is mucky after the thaw but I didn’t want to add more … Continue reading

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Trimming Diamond’s beak

Today we trimmed Diamond’s beak. I had been dreading doing this but it turned out to be easy. Diamond had been struggling to pick up the sunflower hearts. She would drop about two thirds and pick up a third. I … Continue reading

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We have snow

We have had a spell of frost and freezing temperatures along with the rest of the country. I wasn’t expecting to wake up to snow this morning though. It hadn’t been forecast for us and it took us by surprise. … Continue reading

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Diamond’s hooked beak

From when we first had Diamond, she came to us in August, she had quite a hooked beak. We always thought it looked a bit like an eagle’s beak. Recently though we have felt sure that it has grown longer. … Continue reading

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End of year egg count

Last year I did the end of year egg count in January because Smoke and Shadow laid throughout December. Sadly we lost them both this spring. Snowflake stopped laying at the end of November and Sugar had stopped laying at … Continue reading

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