mud4fun on Hooray it’s spring!!! (k… crispy80 on Our 88" Series III Land R… mud4fun on Our 88" Series III Land R… crispy80 on Keeping hens part 1 Chicken Keeping Tim on Keeping hens part 1
Author Archives: crispy80
Hooray it’s spring!!! (kind of)
Hello again and welcome. Here is a brief update on things occurring with us here in the Black household. It was a very warm Autumn, then a strange winter with not much rain, not very much snow (boo!!) and now … Continue reading
The newest member of the Black family!!!
Well, it finally happened. In November 2011 I got my first pony!! Yay! After almost 25 years of riding and working with horses, I finally have one to call my own! It may seem unlikely on the surface but I … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Leave a comment
Today, I thought it was time to clear the garden ready for autumn/winter. I reckon it’s going to be an early frost and a hard winter. My sunflowers were pretty much done, so I pulled them all down and collected … Continue reading
Posted in Cats, Chickens, Garden, Hens Tagged cats, chickens, ex-battery hens, garden, hens, sunflowers Leave a comment
Vegetable patch liberation!
Yesterday, I took the rest of the beetroots and carrots out of the vegetable patch. I’ve had it fenced off since spring and our newer girls (Chicken 22, Bunty and V8) have never been in there. Last autumn, our other … Continue reading
Posted in Chickens, Garden, Hens Tagged chicken, compost, gardening, hens, vegetable patch Leave a comment
Windy hens and ruffled bloomers
As everyone in the UK knows, the weather has been pretty rough, and still is in some places. On Monday, we had the high wind and even in our sheltered garden, it took it’s toll. I didn’t let them out … Continue reading
Posted in Chickens, Garden, Hens Tagged chicken, hens, sunflowers, wind Leave a comment
Hen and ink
Hello again, I have always enjoyed drawing, usually horses, but after having our son and general life stuff, I have not had time to draw. Recently, I started drawing again and thought I’d try drawing some of our ex-battery hens. … Continue reading
Posted in Chickens, Hen drawings, Hens Leave a comment
The hens home improvements
I’ve been a bit busy recently, so sorry about the quiet time! I thought I’d write about the wonderful work my husband has done on our hens pen this week. For sometime now, we’ve had some waterproof material covering half … Continue reading
Posted in Chickens, Family, Hens Tagged back garden hens, chickens, ex-battery, home, pen Leave a comment
The digestive journey of hen food!
Hello, I thought I’d start to collect together some of the information I have found about hens. I thought it maybe useful to have it all in one place, for myself and anyone else who needs it. Firstly, lets look … Continue reading
Posted in Chickens, Hens Tagged back garden hens, chickens, ex-battery hens, hen digestion, hen feed, nutrition, poo Leave a comment
Our ex-battery hens… Their first winter!
Ok, I’ve been dying to put some snow hen photos on. The last post I told you about Terri and her foot infection. She made a full recovery just in time for the really cold stuff. I was a little … Continue reading
Posted in Chickens, Hens Tagged back garden hens, ex-battery hens, snow, sour crop, winter chickens Leave a comment
Our ex-battery hens… 2-3 months into their new life
Hello again, So, here are some more photos and about how they progressed 2-3 months after we bought them home.We still only have the 4 hens at this point, Mel, Crispy, Chicken 11 and Terri. Here is the lovely Chicken … Continue reading
Posted in Chickens, Hens Tagged back garden hens, bumblefoot, ex-battery hens Leave a comment