Category Archives: Chickens

Roses

I have probably put similar photos of our roses here every year. May is the month when our rose arches up the garden path look beautiful. I can’t resist showing them again. It is so beautiful but doesn’t last long … Continue reading

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I switch both sets of girls to the other side of the run

Before I start giving all the girls time together I always switch both lots to the other side first. I like to let the new girls get used to the other side of the run before I start any mixing. … Continue reading

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A tomato treat and updates

I thought a tomato treat would be a good chance to photograph the girls. The new girls have now cottoned on to all the treats. They love spinach, sunflower hearts and tomato. I took the photos of the new girls … Continue reading

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The conundrum that is Sugar

Sugar has now laid four good eggs, laying every other day. Her eggs are very small, smaller than the game girls’ eggs. We still absolutely know that she is not right though and she seems worse for laying again. Sugar … Continue reading

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The new girls get a bigger space

The new girls have now been with us for five and a half days. Their space is quite small so I decided to separate off the rest of their half of the run and give them more space. I did … Continue reading

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Sugar lays an egg and the new girls find the water bottle

Over the last few days Sugar has been going to the grit and oyster shell. We wondered if she was getting ready to lay again. I felt a bit of trepidation about the possibility of her laying again in case … Continue reading

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New girls

At quarter past four yesterday afternoon our new girls arrived. I had got their corner of the run all ready for them the day before. I put them in and we waited for them to get settled. I decided to … Continue reading

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Storm gave us a scare

I knew that Storm was ready to start laying again after her broody spell as yesterday she was very vocal and looking in the nest boxes. It has been two weeks since she last laid which is when she usually … Continue reading

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Update on broodies and egg layers

Gold as usual only took a one week break between going broody and starting to lay again. She then laid two days running missed a day and laid again this morning. Storm gave up being broody after a couple of … Continue reading

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A tomato treat for the girls

I think chopped tomato is the girls’ favourite treat. But what this post is really about is getting new girls. I have been looking in on pipinchick since we lost Salmon. Eight or nine girls is my favourite number and … Continue reading

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