Sandy found Betty ‘asleep’ in the coop this morning. She was a feisty one – I’ve seen her chase pheasants out of the garden, not to mention the cats and dogs too.
It was June 2015 that we brought Betty, Rose and Marge, all Cream Legbars, back from Culzean. Sadly we lost Marge in fox attack in 2016, along with Ivy and Etta but Betty and Rose. She seemed pretty happy yesterday so can only assume it’s natural causes – not sure how long they’re supposed to live but am guessing 5 years isn’t too bad.
Lockdown put a halt to plans to get some more hens but now poor Rose is all alone we’ll have to see what we can do – don’t want her getting all lonely.
The girls are finally laying again now after their ‘Winter’ break – it’s been a good 6 months this time. They are getting on a bit now and their egg production had certainly slowed down significantly toward the end of the Summer last year. Continue reading We’re Back in Business!→
As anyone with chickens will know, the ‘egg song’ is pretty unmistakable – it’s how a hen often announces the delivery of an egg. It’s something that we haven’t heard since Sept/October time as they went into moult and their non-productive period so I was rather excited yesterday afternoon when I heard that familiar noise. Continue reading We’re back in Business!→
Yesterday was the big day and we drove over to Culzean Chooks on the West Coast of Scotland to collect our three beautiful new Cream Legbar pullets. Cream Legbars are beautiful birds that lay 270c blue eggs per year, although we’ve been told that they might be an olive green colour when they first start laying.