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RIP Betty – so long and thanks for all the eggs!

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.

Here’s a wee montage

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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!

We’re back in business, hurrah!

It’s been a week since the avian flu restrictions in Scotland were lifted and the girls regained their freedom and now we have our first egg of 2017 – better late than never I guess!

Well done Rose, now Betty it’s your¬†turn…..

Guess that also means we need to start thinking about ripping down their temporary run and getting back to building the new one so that we can get some new chickens to join our little flock.

We’ve got ourselves some chickens!

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.

Our Betty - top of the pecking order!
Our Betty – top of the pecking order!

Continue reading We’ve got ourselves some chickens!