My wife pointed out that a tree just past our boundary was dying. On my inspection, the majority of the branches are on the left side of the tree, with many dead/missing branches on the right-hand-side. If this tree came down then it’d take out our chicken coop and our ladies and damage our garden … Continue reading this article ››
Full blog post coming soon about our new ladies sourced from a local supplier near to Waterlooville … in the meantime, here is a timelapse video of the ladies settling in to their new home:
Over the past few days or so we noticed that the chickens had started to pluck and pull out some of their feathers. On a routine check of their Chicken Coop I noticed the unmistakable presence of Red Mites. These are teeny-tiny little bugs that are, well, red. These little tiny creatures feed on the … Continue reading this article ››
Our poor chooks have been considering their next life as a duck following the torrential rain that the UK has sufferred from earlier in the year. Saturday we cleaned out the run – we’d have done it earlier but B&Q had stopped selling Hardwood Chips which we use on the base of their run. So … Continue reading this article ››
Every so often one of our chickens becomes ‘broody’. This can happen at any time and it a normal maternal instinct that chickens may exhibit from time to time. A broody chicken starts by sitting on the newly laid eggs for the day, and can fluff their feathers up and start squawking when I or … Continue reading this article ››
We have at least one Mentally Challenged Chicken. Yellow is her name, on account of the yellow tag on her leg. Hmm – what to eat – newspaper or chicken feed? What to eat, my friend’s feathers or chicken feed? Yes we have a newspaper and feather eating mentally challenged chicken. She has now been … Continue reading this article ››
The new ladies are settling in well in their new home and today we were treated to four eggs. We purchased the chickens at ‘point-of-lay’. As you can see the one on the far left is considerably smaller than the others. Small, but perfectly formed!
Our local Countrywide store closed late last year – leaving us with only one local choice for bulk chicken feed – Jollyes Pet Food Superstore. Back in 2009 a 20kg bag of Layers Pellets worked out at £6.21 — and today Jollyes are asking for £9.60, an increase of £3.39, in percentage terms this is … Continue reading this article ››