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Frozen melon for the flock

We are once again experiencing unusually high temperatures for us. It has been 33/34 degrees c which is low 90’s degrees f. This time we have had a week of these temperatures and they are forecast to continue to the … Continue reading

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Updates

The five days of tylan in the water are now finished and Flame is looking back to normal. I really hope that this time she will stay well. There is still a lot of moulting going on. There was a … Continue reading

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Flame has a relapse

A few days ago we noticed that Flame was sitting with her head under her wing. A little later I noticed that she had her right eye closed again. I was gutted as I thought that we had got her … Continue reading

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Egg laying, moulting and portraits

I realised recently that if we hadn’t added the three newer girls in February we would have had hardly any eggs this year. Salmon hasn’t laid at all this year which was actually a relief as it has meant that … Continue reading

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An even hotter day

Today is even hotter than yesterday. London has reached a temperature of just over 40 degrees c/ 105 degrees f which has broken all previous records. All the girls have been beak panting today. As well as doing all the … Continue reading

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Coping with the heat

Today we have had a temperature of 37 degrees c/ 100 degrees f. This is exceptionally hot for us. It is forecast the same tomorrow and then it will return to more normal temperatures for us. The girls were really … Continue reading

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Flame now has no tail

Flame always moults in the same way. She always loses her tail at about half way through her moult. It completely changes her shape. I always think she looks like a giant quail. I was trying to capture her current … Continue reading

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The girls have some frozen peas

We are experiencing an unusually hot spell at the moment. Late this morning I saw that Storm had her beak open and was panting. Being black feathered she is more likely suffer from the heat. I decided it was time … Continue reading

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Flame has lost her tail

Moulting is now in full swing in the chicken run with Flame dropping the most feathers. As always she has suddenly lost most of her tail feathers. It has now been three days since the flock stopped having tylan in … Continue reading

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A yogurt treat for the girls

Yesterday was the last day of tylan for the flock. Today I thought I would give them a treat of probiotic yogurt to help restore some of the good bacteria. I have also put some vitamins in the water. I … Continue reading

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