Tuesday, August 16, 2016

First little egg

Yesterday, one of my young Crested Cream Legbar hens laid her first egg. I'm co chuffed! below is a photo of it in my hand. It looks more blue in the photo, in daylight it is a little more on the olive side.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Star has gone to a good new home

Just to let you know that Star the young cockerel has gone to a good new home. He hasn't mastered the 'Cock-a-doodle-do' yet, more like 'Cwerk-a cwerk-ahhh-doh'! There was much poultry at his new home he sat and stared at first and seemed fascinated by the Bantam foul. I know he will live out his whole life there and will not be culled unless he his really ill beyond help. Good luck in your new home Star!

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

You cannot tell just by looking!

Oh dear, one of my Spice girls is a boy! He came with a coop I got and was not able to determine his gender at the time. So, Star (Star Anise) will have to go. He IS beautiful though and such a character! Fortunately, he's not crowing YET! I'm really wishing for him to got to a friends' farm, where all her live stock, mostly poultry are not culled unless too ill to survive, they all live out their lives free-ranging in a paddock. I will replace him with a Maran point of lay hen if possible. At least I will be able to see him on visits to my friends'farm, he'll be too busy being a man chicken to recognise me I expect!
This photo was taken about 3 weeks ago, his tail feathers are even more colourful and impressive now.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Rain, rain,go away,come back another day!

As per post title! Think the chickens are turning into ducks! The garden is awash, particularly in the middle. My garden is a good foot lower on the north west side and being on a hill, the water drains onto my garden. Hey ho!

Sunday, May 29, 2016


I commented on my own blog instead of posting a new post. I forgot to mention that, these new hens/chicks are called the 'Spice Girls', not after the pop group but, my love of spices. The 2Warren type are called, Ginger and Nutmeg, the 2 Crested Cream Legbar chicks are called, Cinnamon (?sp) and Clove and the Rhode Island Red X Plymouth Barred Rock is called Mace.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

New to me hens settling in

The 2 hens of indeterminate age and new to me are settling in well after their first 2 weeks with me. I also have 3 ten week old chicks that are in a separate enclosure i plan to get a Maran chick too so, they all grow to point of lay together. The 2 adult birds are Warrens/warren cross, the 3 chicks are, 1 Light Sussex, 2 Cream legbars. Photos to follow soon.