Category Archives: Chickens

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

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Feathery Groundforce….

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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