Category Archives: Chickens

What a beautiful evening

We enjoyed a beautiful sunny evening yesterday, Llanllwni Mountain was at its best. The view was just stunning. The warmer weather has made such a difference to the fields, the grass is now really catching up and the hay field behind … Continue reading

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Spring has arrived – finally

After month and month of rain and storms, the sun finally has made a more permanent appearance. It is so nice to be outside, not having to fight the wind, worry about the animals in the soggy fields and just … Continue reading

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Chicks are growing up

Our little chicks are definitely growing up, they are now 6 weeks and pretty much fully feathered. As the weather was good, we gave them a taste of the outdoors, joining the others to explore their enclosure. Mum was very … Continue reading

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Our chicks are 4 weeks old

Our chicks are now looking more and more like chickens, they are nearly fully feathered and the combs are starting to grow. We have let them out into a bigger enclosure and they are flapping around, trying to fly or … Continue reading

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Our first chicks

One of our hens was broody and we thought, we use that instinct and let her sit on some eggs. Our neighbour gave us 6 fertilised eggs, 3 Rhode Island Reds and 3 Light Sussex. The hen was very committed and … Continue reading

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3 new Chickens

Our broody hen sat for weeks on her eggs, but unfortunately, no chicks hatched. So we decided to buy 3 more chickens from our neighbour, ‘Chicken John’ as I call him. He has always been very helpful, down to lending us … Continue reading

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Broody Hen

One of our hens has become broody and I was not too sure how I should deal with it. You hear about various methods to stop her, like metal cages and dunking her into cold water. Just did not seem … Continue reading

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