Egg on track

Egg on track

As I was cleaning out the chickens nesting boxes I noticed my Light Sussex, position herself on the garden shed shelf. Over the past weeks I have found eggs there. I have also found eggs broken on the ground, as…

Health in a chicken

Health in a chicken

When chickens are healthy, they look it. Their coats are shiny, they are not hen pecked, their combs (Isaa Browns) are bright and upright. Sometimes backyard gardeners don’t realise that in fact their chickens are actually on the unhappy side…

Happiness - is a free ranging chicken

Happiness – is a free ranging chicken

Deep litter

Deep litter

To keep the soil in the chicken run from turning into a muddy mess in winter, to help keep chicken feet a little dryer…to ensure that you don’t step in fresh chicken droppings as you walk through the run (as…

Broken Eggs

Broken Eggs

Finally my new chickens started laying three weeks ago! I had been truly missing having my own eggs….but just as soon as they did lay, I started to find broken eggs with the yolks completely gone….I suspected the Ravens or…

Tree Perch

Tree Perch

Out to roam

Out to roam

For the most part I keep the chickens in their run, it is large and comfortable and everything they need is there. I let them out in the garden only occasionally but need to do so more often. I have raised garden…

Bathing chicken

Bathing chicken

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