Yearly Archives: 2021

Mucky Runs & Mucky Bums PLUS Avian Flu Update

It hasn't stopped raining here for the past week. This means we have mucky runs and grumpy chickens who would like the rain to end now, please.

Chickens and Land Management – Omlet Fencing

We've been testing out the new Omlet Fencing on the Smallholding and getting the chickens to weed the veg plots for us too!

We have a Layer!

We've finally started getting eggs from our youngsters. Buff is giving us little pullet eggs daily and Princess Lay-ah looks like she will join her soon.

Cock-a-doodle-doo! 16 Weeks Old and Reaching Maturity

Well, the time came last weekend with the 3 big Light Sussex boys awakening us at 5am with a rather loud cock-a-doodle-doo. It meant it was time to cull.

10 Week Old Chicks & Juvenile Moult

The chicks are all ten weeks old now and going through their juvenile moult. We may also have more girls than we thought as all three Spangled Orpingtons appear to be girls!

Favourite Chicks plus Omlet’s “Hentertainment” Bundle Review

Little John is a hen - Gabe is very attached to her fluffy feet! We've had the pleasure of testing out Omlet's "Hentertainment" bundle this past month too.

Outdoor Explorations and Sexing the Chicks

Now 4 weeks old the chicks are growing fast and enjoying the outdoor run during the day. The boys are quickly making themselves known too!

Little Chicks Growing Fast and Feathering Up for Flight

The chicks are thriving and quickly feathering up. Soon they will need a new brooder box and in no time out in the lovely new poultry coop and run.

New Chicken Enclosure and Incubation

We've been busy building new poultry runs, hatching chicks, and getting ready for some newcomers to the flock - 11 little chicks all thriving.