Category: Chicken

Closeup view of a frizzle hen sitting in a wooden nisting box

Cuckoo style eggs

Contrary to Honky, our frizzle hen Fluffy has been broody for several weeks and been sitting on no eggs – chicken brains are funny. So we decided we give it a go and shoved the three duck eggs under her. She’s been a happy chicken now for two weeks and very protective on top.

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Battery and our free range eggs in comparison

Eggs – the difference and the life of chickens

Fascinating to see the difference in eggs when I put some of ours into the egg carton too. Keep in mind that our chicken are mostly ex-battery hens that once used to produce those cage eggs. They were not considered good and productive enough for the batteries and hence would have been culled if we had not taken them.

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Our ex-battery aka the naughty girls

Some closeups of our ex battery hens. It took them a few months to grow all their feathers back but now they are happy as Larry. They still believe they are pets and they love to come in and say hello – or rather eat up the cat food. The cat cannot stand them. I wonder why…

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