Our lovely chickens can’t get enough of some leftover rice for lunch!
We caught the chickens in the act yesterday!! Here’s exactly how they pulled apart those straw bales and made such a mess. But they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Mike put some of the loose hay inside the little shed at the back of the garden, he left the door open while doing something else only […]
Well, the rain has held off so we outside in the cold wind ready to put on the top three layers of the no-dig garden. >> Click here to read about Stage 1 of our no-dig garden and here to read about what a no-dig garden is. So today we started by putting down a […]
Who knew how much destruction four urban chickens could cause in one day left alone with two fully intact straw bales!! I’m guessing it was fun!!
Eggsciting news – our youngest chicken laid her first egg this morning. We thought she was acting a little strangely mid morning as she kept squatting in the back garden and puffing herself all up. She then disappeared into the coop and was making such a racket that Mike popped his head into the nesting […]
Oh our clever birds, they found their way onto the decking, though only Perky and Penny are usually brave enough to attempt it. It was funny this morning to pop out into the conservatory and see their little faces peering in! They can only just fit between the railings to get up. Boo Boo came […]
Mike has just come in laughing. It appears that a wood pigeon dared to land in our back garden in an attempt to snatch some bread scraps from the ground. The chickens noticed this immediately and came flying at the pigeon who had no choice but to leg it out of their without his prize. […]
Our chickens appear to have stopped laying eggs, well when I say chickens I mean chicken lol. Roxy has stopped laying. It’s been a week and no sign of any eggs at all. We emailed Claire from Brackenholme Banties and she said that only one of her massive flock were laying so it wasn’t surprising […]
We’ve just had a couple of days with the chickens frequently scratching at their heads. Our first thought was perhaps we had red mites. Although in the middle of winter we thought this unlikely. They seemed to be scratching at their heads every few minutes. We looked on the internet and through a couple of […]
We’re all settling in very nicely. I can’t believe how well behaved our chickens are. I think I expected a lot more mess and a lot more noise but no, they are just lovely. They seem so pleased to see us each morning and any time during the day when we pop out. They come […]