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Chickens Moulting

December 29, 2008

We’ve noticed that the chickens have been losing feathers for the last week or so.  We wondered if it was something that we were doing (or not doing).  We’ve Googled this and noticed that chickens do moult maybe once a year and that it usually coincides with a break in egg laying (which we’re also […]

Chickens Penned In

August 3, 2008

We’ve decided to reclaim some of the garden from the chickens and have penned them an area of about 18m * 12m with mesh and wooden posts.  The fence is 0.9 metre high and "chicken proof".   This morning when Wor Pet went out to see them, one of the chickens took a run towards […]

Chickens Are Egg Laying Super Stars

July 31, 2008

The chickens have turned in to egg laying superstars, laying an egg a day each.   Event with our son here to help out we have too many eggs for us so we’re handing some out to the neighbours in egg boxes that Tracey has saved for this very purpose.  I’ve knocked up a quick label for the egg […]

Chicken Breed

July 27, 2008

Whilst out enjoying the sunshine (and a couple of beers) I was talking to a mate who told me that the chickens that we have are a breed called Warrens.  They are a hybrid bred specially for battery egg production – the 4 we have are living a much better life in our garden than […]

Chickens Up To Full Speed

July 19, 2008

All 4 chickens are now laying so we have more eggs than you can shake a stick at (what the hell does that saying really mean?).   Even if they weren’t laying they are a great laugh.  They have a completely pavlovian reponse to the sound of the kitchen door and garden gate and it makes […]

Chicken Eggs

July 14, 2008

2 chickens are now laying and the first egg has been cooked and eaten – Tracey reports that it was delicious (a double yoker) although she felt a bit odd eating it – that’ll soon go away I’m sure.

Finchs 6 – Chickens 1

July 12, 2008

The finchs continue to show the chickens how it’s done with another egg this morning.

Finchs 5 – Chickens 1

July 12, 2008

While I was in Edinburgh and Tracey and Laura were in London the chickens were being looked after by neighbours.  Tracey and Laura arrived back home on Friday afternoon and found that the chickens had pulled one back – laying an egg sometime either Thursday or Friday.  When she told me I was intially sceptical […]

Finchs 5 Chickens 0

July 8, 2008

Finchs 4 Chickens 0

July 7, 2008

The Finchs are now up to 4 eggs whilst the chickens remain on 0.  The Finchs are running away with the title of "Most Prolific Egg Layers In Our Home 2008" and are currently looking like a shoe in for the prestigious "Golden Egg 2008" awards which will be presented later in  the year from the […]