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Getting adventurous

Our front garden has now been home to four ex-batt hens for nearly two months. They settled in remarkably quickly, going from scared-of-their-own-shadow to we’ve-always-been-here in just a few weeks, and taking bully-chicken Willow and chicken-herder Holly in their stride. … Continue reading

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Goodbye, hello

A short while ago I had to say goodbye to one of my diminishing flock of chickens. Ivy Chicken had stopped laying, and I was already suspicious of another malfunctioning chicken when she took a turn for the worse. Do … Continue reading

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Pavlov chain reaction

We’ve had our border collie Holly for six months and the chickens for nearly three. Despite Holly’s best efforts I still have four chickens, but Holly is intensely jealous of any attention I give them. A routine has settled into … Continue reading

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A spring and a skip

Winter finally loosened its icy grip late last month. Almost overnight the world turned green, and living things across the land breathed an audible sigh of relief. Now the promise of summer is teasing us (but wait, we haven’t had … Continue reading

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The mysterious case of the disappearing chicken

We have chickens! The run arrived early January but it took us until the Easter holidays to finally get round to getting the chooks. So far they’ve dutifully stayed inside the garden gate, but this afternoon one of them sneaked … Continue reading

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Quarries toads and chickens

The main reason I’ve moved to Crook is that it is very easy to get up into Weardale. Weardale is a walkers’ paradise, largely because hardly anyone can be bothered to visit. An earlier work trip to Birmingham meant I … Continue reading

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