Tag: animals

The Madness of Mother Hen

There comes a day in the life of every chicken owner when they realise that the rumours they have heard circulating for years are, in fact, true. Those whispered comments and raised eyebrows one received when regaling her friends with tales (always wildly fascinating) of severed fingers and […]

Free at Last!

After a long winter spent cooped up in the barn, today is the first day my bunnies have seen their outside run. This is no ordinary run, I might add. It has three wooden tunnels leading to an “outhouse”, an underground warren, several hide houses and two separate […]

Dogs and the Need to Breed

As much as I love animals, I am no bleeding heart. In fact, I reckon I’m pretty pragmatic. This is the same woman who has had to scalpel the heads off two chicks this breeding season on account of birth defects too severe to allow any quality of life… […]

Chicks and The Gentle Giant

Today is HATCH DAY! Having had a couple of broody hen disasters this summer, I have invested in a Brinsea Mini Incubator at long last… And today, 5 of my 6 hatchlings have said a big, chirping “HELLO” to the world! While my flock is steadily increasing, is […]

To Cull, or Not to Cull…

  That is the question! This autumn is proving to be a time of rampant indecision in the Hen house. For those of you who don’t just scroll past my chickeny posts and move on to reading about food, lip gloss, sparkly shoes or politics (hey, not all readers […]