Poultry Blog - My Chicken Diary

My day to day diary


Farewell Charlie Chicken Three

We've lost Charlie Chicken Three. It's all very sad but you have to accept that you'll lose pets and there's nothing you can do about it.

Black Rock Hens on Omlet Cube

Rockettes Settling In, First Egg Arrives!

Black Rock pullets settling in with the Nova Browns and Norfolk Grey hens. First egg arrives from the Black Rocks.

Black Rock Pullet

New Hens – Black Rock Pullets

We've got some new hens. 3 pretty Black Rock pullets who are are settling in although the existing flock are determined to prove who is the boss.

Brown Hen

Farewell Queen Charlie

We lost Queen Charlie Chicken tonight. She had prolapsed badly and didn't respond to treatment. To be honest, it was really a forlorn hope.

Brown Hen

Charlie Hen has Prolapsed

One of the three Charlie Browns has suffered a vent prolapse. This is very serious and we may well lose her if she doesn't respond to treatment.

Croissant Hen

Val says I spoil the hens..

Val says I spoil the hens.. but she's the one who got them croissants for breakfast. Great fun followed when they ate them.

Christmas Stables

Solstice Greetings, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

It's the Winter Solstice, shortest day of the year so time to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year plus a little ramble on eggs.

Hens in Secure Run

Weather, Blood Egg Problem & Business

Bad weather, feeding greens, egg production business, blood spot eggs, sleeping in the nestbox and the joys of a reliable automatic door opener.

Hens Looking Out

Moulting, Cleaning, Winter Preparation

Helping the moulting hens with extra protein explained. Cleaning out the chicken run and preparing for the winter to come.

3 Eggs

You Must be Joking!

One of the hens lays a tiny egg, but which one? Chocky moulting and playing with the autumn leaves falling into the run.