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[…]

The girls have started laying again! Did you know that chickens moult? They do. We knew this of course, but it always takes me by surprise. Almost all chickens moult in early Autumn, when they shed feathers to be replaced by new ones. The don’t lose them all[…]