Category Archives: Chickens

Slow worms

We have always had a thriving population of slow worms in our garden at this address. Slow worms have their young from March to September. We see babies from March through to September. Through out the year from March onwards … Continue reading

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Repeat worming

I started worming again three days ago which is two weeks since I finished giving Diamond a double dose of flubenvet. The advice for gape worm on the internet is to repeat between 14 and 17 days so I decided … Continue reading

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A fish treat for the girls

I thought a fish treat would provide a bit of extra protein while there is so much moulting going on. It’s also always a good way of getting group photos. I think the mixture of breeds in the flock is … Continue reading

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Up to date portraits of the girls

I thought it might be good to do some portraits of the girls. They are at various stages of moulting. Salmon, Spangle and Sugar have been dropping a few feathers but don’t look much different. Sugar is a little scruffy … Continue reading

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Diamond has her own perch

When I realised that Diamond was too big and heavy to jump up to the bedtime perches I ordered a pair of free standing perches from Amazon. They only came as a pair and were described as heavy so they … Continue reading

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Diamond

Diamond seemed to improve while I was worming the flock and so I thought that her problem may have been down to worms. However as soon as I had finished worming the flock she went down hill again. Her breathing … Continue reading

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Flame

We lost Flame at the very good age of almost seven. She was a beautiful girl with a lovely nature. She saw many girls arrive and leave the flock during her time with us. Since Flame joined our flock there … Continue reading

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Flame has gone

I can’t believe that in the comments of my last post I had just said that Flame was brighter. I think it was her last hurrah! This often seems to happen with chickens. They seem to have a last day … Continue reading

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Flame

I have known for a while that Flame was coming to the end of her time. I have been putting off posting about this and putting off making a decision about Flame. Throughout this summer Flame has spent a lot … Continue reading

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A yogurt treat for the girls and the latest chicken news

I thought it would be fun to give the girls a yogurt treat and try to get our first group photos of all ten girls. Since the weather has cooled Diamond has been sitting less often. It’s only when sitting … Continue reading

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