June update 2018

June is probably the warmest month yet this year in the UK; and although you'd expect the grass to be green and plentiful it's turned a crisp brown colour anyhow there was new life arriving on the evening of the 10th of June. Chicks! In the beginning there were 2 chicks then 3 then 2 …

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May update 2018

Hatchday for the Pekins but the coop was dreadfully silent and it was a bitterly cold Spring morning. I peered into the house with little hope to see any bundles of fluff and I was not wrong. At the back of the coop sat the broody silkie and at the front were her eggs. Stone …

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As flat as a pancake

You might wake up on pancake day to find yourself dealing with a different kind of pancake. one that has feathers, a beak and two wings! So what does it mean when your "hen is as flat as a pancake" usually she's broody. Lyra enjoyed her 1st birthday by being as flat as a pancake. …

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Hatching eggs: broody or incubator?

It's summer and hens are going broody and incubators are just calling to be used but which one is the best? Recently we've Been hatching lots of eggs . And it made myself think which ones better? So I've decided to channel my thoughts into a blog post... I'll go over the dis advantages and …

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How to hatch eggs under a broody hen 

So I've just had someone who's about to collect some eggs from our pet flock to hatch under her broody so I thought I can make a blog post to help them and other people when they decide to satisfy there stubborn broody hen. So here's a step to step guide... Move your hen into …

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Broody Beyoncè 

Pure breeds especially brahmas,pekins,orpingtons and silkies. Every year Beyoncè goes broody sometimes pepper too. This year Beyoncè is broody!!! Really early in the season too!!! I think she herd me when I was at morrisons saying "if one of the hens goes broody can we hatch some eggs?" Then I came home to a grumpy …

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