Archive for July, 2011

Chickens and Compost

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Chickens absolutely love compost. They love digging around collecting big fat juicy worms to scoff. It’s amazing watching them slurp up these humungous worms swallowing them whole. While doing this they are turning the compost, so you end up with lovely compost after a few weeks and you can start to grow your own plants. Our chickens spend most of there day there, even when we let them out into the whole garden.  You always see one of my chickens scratching around there in the day. It’s a beautiful sight to behold.

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Broody Bantams

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

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These two young bantams have been broody for over 2 months. This despite having any eggs removed from them daily, and being removed from the nest box.

Bantams make excellent broody hens. They will look after their young as well as any human, all you have to do is turn the egg regularly if you want chicks, they will do the rest. 

They will not lay a single egg when they are broody which will be quite irritating if you love your eggs.

Shocking news another of my chickens has gone broody lol.

My chickens!

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

I have 6 chickens. They are all pekin bantams  and they are all different, I have a white sussex bantam hen, right now she has gone broody so she dosen’t lay any eggs . She was not happy having this picture taken she looks very fat in this photo but when they sit in the nest box all day there feathers plump up and some of it is probably fat for being lazy.

White Sussex Bantam

Hello world!

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Welcome to my blog. This is a fantastic blog all about chickens i hope you enjoy it!