Category Archives: Chickens

I believe that Diamond has a heart problem

This is a very sad post that I have been putting off writing for quite some time. I have gone through the emotions of feeling that we are really unlucky to feeling upset to ultimately feeling sad. On the day … Continue reading

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Eggs, a broody and dust baths

On Sunday Dot laid an egg for the first time in three months. When she came to us in May she laid three eggs each six days apart and then stopped and started moulting. Now she has stopped moulting and … Continue reading

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New girls

Recently we have had just one girl, that being Snowflake, laying out of eight girls and I have had to buy eggs. Eggs aren’t the most important thing to me but even so it would be good to have some … Continue reading

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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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