Category Archives: Chickens

A fish treat for the girls

I thought it would be good to give the girls some fish as a bit of extra protein on a frosty morning. It will help with those last feathers coming in and they love a bit of fish. I think … Continue reading

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Saffron

Sadly we have lost Saffron after only three months with us. She was such a beautiful colour and a good egg layer during her last month with us. I haven’t got a huge amount of photos of her but I … Continue reading

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Shock, Saffron has gone overnight

Saffron hadn’t laid for three days. When she wasn’t out in the run this morning I checked the nest boxes. She wasn’t there so I checked the chicken shed. Saffron was laying in the middle of the shed floor and … Continue reading

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Sugar has a short tail

About three days ago Sugar dropped her last remaining long tail feather. Underneath she has a short tail. I have been meaning to take a photograph and have only just got round to it. Sugar’s tail has grown already. Sugar’s … Continue reading

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Diamond perches even higher

Diamond is clearly happy with her new found ability to get up high. From the first day that she found she could get up on top of the wooden shelter she has been up there every day. Diamond also went … Continue reading

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The latest news from the chicken run

I can’t believe it’s two weeks since I last posted, I have got very lax lately. There again there isn’t much news from the chicken run which in itself is never a bad thing. Saffron has now been laying for … Continue reading

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Saffron lays her first egg

Saffron laid her first egg today. What a clever girl! I really wasn’t expecting her to lay until spring although first year girls can lay through their first winter. Saffron was five months when she came to us. We have … Continue reading

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Dot has the second half of her moult

Dot has had a moult of two halves. She moulted her longer feathers through June and July and stopped laying. She looked quite good throughout and soon looked fully feathered again. She then started laying again throughout September. At the … Continue reading

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Diamond looks amazing

Diamond now has a beautiful fluffy white bottom. She looks the best she has looked since we got her. We have now had Diamond and Saffron exactly two months. Diamond is now nine months old and Saffron is now seven … Continue reading

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Diamond’s extra dose of flubenvet

After saying in my last post about worming, that I was giving Diamond her extra dose in the chicken shed, I have since found a much easier way to do this. I found that that method depended too much on … Continue reading

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