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Category: The Chickens

An ongoing story following our three Hens, Zazu, Starlight and Belle. We have had them since they were three weeks old.

Broody

Broody

Unfortunately we’re not spending much time with the hens at the moment. It’s dark when we leave in the morning and dark when we get home. Poppy went broody a few weeks ago which was shortly followed by Snowy going broody too. So the two of them are spending most of their time sat in the Eglu at the moment unless I turf them out. They’re not sat on any eggs as they’ve stopped laying and Polo is yet to…

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Lagging behind again

Lagging behind again

This is a super quick post, an attempt to get up to date! The Tylan did the trick and cleared up the illness in Polo, Poppy and Snowy.  We currently have the two separate flocks in their respective runs.  The small guys still have the Eglu Go coop, which I now dislike after the red mite drama.  It has way too many hiding places and I can confirm red mites DO reside in plastic coops.  The Nettex Total Mite Kill…

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And… breath

And… breath

This is just a quick update – I’m conscious the blog has fell behind yet again. We have had a nightmare. First we found the red mites in the Eglu coop where Snowy, Poppy and Polo live.  Presuming they came with Poppy and Polo.  We got them under control with the help of Permethrin products. A couple of days after my last post, so about two weeks ago now, I noticed that Polo was very lethargic, had gunky eyes and…

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Those pesky red things

Those pesky red things

The new guys The first week with the new guys has been eventful. Thinking back now I can’t believe they’re in with Snowy without much disruption. We tried merging them all together, interestingly the three big ones weren’t bothered with Polo apart from a couple of light pecks. They were however very interested in showing Poppy that they’re in charge. They left Snowy alone too. New steps and perches I decided to change the steps that lead to the big…

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Second day

Second day

The second day with the new pair Upon looking out of the window this morning we couldn’t see either Poppy or Polo in the small run yet Snowy was out. The kids were first down there after scrambling to get their wellies on, but still in their pyjamas. Turns out the new pair were still inside the coop, I’m not really sure why, it’s all new to them though that’s for sure. Once out everything was fine. An interesting event…

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