You may remember that we recently took on some chickens who had spent their life in colony cages. They were in a dreadful condition, with a lot of feather loss, a pecked off comb, no tails and one who was blind in one eye, after it had been[…]

Another week, another update on the rescue chooks. If you’ve no idea what I’m talking about, here are links to the posts about our latest batch of rescue hens. Here. And here. Last week I showed you the improvements made by Betty, Jessica, Emily and Amy and explained[…]

We’ve had the new rescue hens for a week now. A whole week! They’re no longer confined to their run, but have access to the whole garden. Have access to it, but haven’t yet ventured into it.  None of them have dared step outside the run so far.[…]

Earlier this week, we had an email asking us if we could find room to rehome a few hens from the thousands being rescued from a commercial egg farmer.  If you’ve not come across this phenomenon before, commercial egg farmers keep their hens until they’re about 18 months[…]

The time has come for the first step to integrating our two pairs of birds. You may remember that we adopted two rescue hens (Elsie and Rita) who were around 18 months old at the same time as buying two Cream Legbar pullets (Barbara and Margot) who were[…]

I did say the next Tale from the Hen House would be an update about little Barbara and Margot, but we had a dramatic day with Rita over the weekend. On Sunday, Stonelaughter let the two rescue chooks out into the garden and all was well. An hour[…]