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Posts Tagged ‘chantecler chickens’

Rooster Cogburn returns!

November 13th, 2010 by Heidi

If you have stopped by before you may know that we lost both our buff Chantecler roosters early in the summer. While we have been expanding into other breeds of chicken, we do still want to be able to raise pure buff Chanteclers so have been on the lookout for a ‘replacement’.


Chickens -2 +30!

June 28th, 2010 by Heidi

Since we moved we have lost both our roosters, one simply disappeared, we assume he met something fiercer than him, then last week the remaining rooster, one of the original ‘John Waynes’, seemed hurt.


Two birds, one stone!

April 20th, 2010 by Heidi

The weekend didn’t just have people coming and going, we also sold all the quail and another of the ducks, leaving us with only 2 males and 8 females. Having the double benefit of providing a little extra cash and fewer mouths to feed.


Mean Rooster

January 29th, 2010 by Heidi

We had a mean rooster problem; well in fact in the summer there were two mean roosters. They would wait until my back was turned and then attack me. Or one would distract me while the other snuck around to attack me from behind!



December 10th, 2009 by Heidi

This weeks You Capture theme is “Lines” …


My Happy Place

December 3rd, 2009 by Heidi

This weeks You Capture had me all confused, there are so many things that make me happy and that I love to photograph that deciding what to do seemed like an impossible task.


You Capture ~ Red

October 8th, 2009 by Heidi

This weeks ‘You Capture’ theme is Red, so I spent some time in the last few days trying to find red around the farm …..


Nice weather for ducks!

July 24th, 2009 by Heidi

The weather around here lately has had me wondering if perhaps the emigration was just a big dream and we are still in England and I have lost track of time and it is really October!


Count your blessings!

July 6th, 2009 by Heidi

The first and most important thing I need to say is thank you to my friends, I appreciate your love and support more than you know. I never meant to cause anyone any worry.


Books, beeswax & blogs!

June 29th, 2009 by Heidi

I discovered the library! For a long time I have steered clear of libraries, and I mean a long time! I love my books and generally like to have a copy of books that I like in my personal library. When I was in school I borrowed a book from the library and loved it, I returned it and set out to buy myself a copy, only to discover it was out of print. I was devastated and swore off libraries.


Very Free Range

June 23rd, 2009 by Heidi

We have had to graduate from egg hunting to chicken hunting as a couple of our Chanteclers have decided to sit on the eggs they are hiding all over the farm!


Fluff ‘n’ feathers

June 15th, 2009 by Heidi

Friday afternoon I started hearing peeping from the next bantam hen sitting on a nest. By the time Steve got home we had one fluffy little chick and one who was getting close to dried off and fluffy. By Saturday we had three lovely little chicks.