Category Archives: Chickens

Running to stand still

Where to start! We are finding out that owning land creates lots of work. Owning animals just adds more! We keep thinking we are getting there, but then we dream up new projects. [caption id="attachment_3035" align="alignleft" width="300"] veggie patch complete[/caption] One example is the veggie patch already featured on this blog. It’s pretty much finished…
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Thirteen to One

Around this time last year, Mrs Mills (one of our hens) disappeared for a while and we suspected she might have fallen foul of a predator.  However, she'd just gone broody and nested under a bush.  She produced 13 chickens and raised them to maturity.  Very impressive. Well, this year, one of those thirteen decided…
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Badger in the hen house

With each passing day we are slowly coming to terms with the loss of our wee calf Ivor, and with the weather slowly improving, we are even starting to sense signs of spring in the air which is enough to cheer anyone up in the darkest of doldrums!  We’ve been putting the finishing touches to…
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Persuading Chickens to use new Hen House

Readers of this blog might remember that a few weeks back, Mrs Mills went missing, turned out to be broody and hatched 13 chickens under a bush in the garden. [caption id="attachment_2819" align="alignright" width="188"] chick patrolling wall[/caption] Well, miracles of miracles, all 13 are thriving and turning into proper little hens.  They, of course, go…
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