My day to day diary
Black Rock pullets settling in with the Nova Browns and Norfolk Grey hens. First egg arrives from the Black Rocks.
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.
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.
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.
Val says I spoil the hens.. but she's the one who got them croissants for breakfast. Great fun followed when they ate them.
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.
Bad weather, feeding greens, egg production business, blood spot eggs, sleeping in the nestbox and the joys of a reliable automatic door opener.
Helping the moulting hens with extra protein explained. Cleaning out the chicken run and preparing for the winter to come.
One of the hens lays a tiny egg, but which one? Chocky moulting and playing with the autumn leaves falling into the run.
As autumn arrives with the daylength reducing, egg laying slows down. The hens need the right diet to lay well and be healthy, so limit the treats.
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