Tag: chickens

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 […]

…On the Evils of Spandex

They hit me again yesterday: ALL THE REASONS I HATE SPANDEX. Usually, my hatred for Spandex (Lycra, elastane) is reserved for those rare moments when I darken the doorway of a gym. There does not exist a single item of workout clothing that does not contain Spandex, and the […]

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 […]

Captioning the Moment #5

“At the end of every rainbow is a flock of chickens!” On rare occasions, the sun, the rain and my birds cooperate beautifully. Here is my most recent “Rainbow Connection”, featuring Blue, a camera shy Charlotte, Buffy, the late Junior and Jade looking positively Hitchcockian in the fading light of day. I’ve […]