Tag: hens

The Madness of Mother Hen

There comes a day in the life of every chicken owner when they realise that the rumours they have heard circulating for years are, in fact, true. Those whispered comments and raised eyebrows one received when regaling her friends with tales (always wildly fascinating) of severed fingers and […]

To Cull, or Not to Cull…

  That is the question! This autumn is proving to be a time of rampant indecision in the Hen house. For those of you who don’t just scroll past my chickeny posts and move on to reading about food, lip gloss, sparkly shoes or politics (hey, not all readers […]

Surprise!

Six of Charlotte’s nine chicks have arrived safely and a day early! One sadly did not make it, and there are two more under her still. The sweetest of broodies, she actually pecked at me today, which was a very good sign. That protective nature is definitely what […]

Baby and the Beast

In life, there are few bonds so strong as those of a mother for her baby. This is not to say that the parental bond of a father for his children cannot be equally as strong, but for the sake of this post, let us stick with mothers, […]