Escaping the Beast

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The ‘Beast from the East’ has arrived – and the girls don’t like it! Most of the hens are okay with winter conditions and have lovely thick coats to keep them warm, but those that were re-homed recently, or those that are not feeling 100% will benefit from a less hostile environment and a few […]

Winter Weather

The girls are not impressed with the weather! There’s the odd day with a little heat in the sun but the wet muddy ground, cold wind and rain feature most weeks and can’t be much fun for the hens – or us. We’re doing what we can though and our priority is to keep the […]

Too Much Snow

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It’s been snowing the last few days and whilst there was excitement when the white stuff arrived, the girls are a bit wary of it now, particularly as it’s a few inches deep and very cold and wet on their feet! When we’ve let the hens out the last couple of days they’ve been a […]

What’s All This White Stuff?

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The girls woke up to a covering of snow this morning and despite never having seen this before, the hens in the main coop didn’t let it bother them, they ran out into it and started pecking at it! The group in the shed though were a bit more wary of why their green grass […]