Category Archives: Poultry

Hen Mauled By Fox Requires Urgent Medical Attention

The Story So Far At 7:45am on Tuesday morning, a fox entered our garden and killed Rosemary, our Light Sussex Hen.  Bluebell (pictured) was also attacked but mercifully managed to escape despite losing a great many feathers.  Why I Decided … Continue reading

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Fox Fatally Attacks The Hens

However, experienced you are at Hen Keeping, nothing is worse than losing one of your brood.  This morning our worst nightmare came true when Rosemary, my daughter’s Light Sussex hen (pictured at the top of the photo) was snatched from our … Continue reading

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Bullying In The Hen House

A few days ago, my hens were out in the garden enjoying the January sunshine, when I noticed that Bluebell had lost a shocking amount of vent feathers. Bluebell has always been one of the more feisty members of the coup, so … Continue reading

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It’s January and My Hen’s Moulting!

A few days ago I noticed quite a lot of feathers in the chicken coup, and this has continued to increase every day. I have 4 different varieties of hens, so once the tail feathers began to appear I knew immediately that, Rosemary, my light … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Disappearing Eggs

I don’t think there’s anything  quite so delicious as freshly laid free-range eggs.  We’ve had our 4 hens for 14 months and life with the girls has been blissfully uncomplicated, until very recently when I noticed a sharp drop in egg production.   A few … Continue reading

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