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Egg wars

On of the plagues of keeping bantams is that when one hen goes broody, they all do. Whether or not there is any link to the controversial theory of… 268 more words

Gardening In Scotland

The sad tale of Fluffy

Between the thunder showers, I was putting new roofing felt on the bantam house, and giving it a coat of preservative. It’s luxurious accommodation: bantams are happy anywhere that is reliably dry and relatively well ventilated, and for many years my flock lived inside an old chest of drawers, (with the drawers removed). 303 more words


Madam Min and the brood

On Monday, the first bantam chick of the year hatched overnight. The day after, there was another. Then Madam Min grew bolshie and decided she’d had enough, so she booted the rest of the eggs out from under her and refused to sit on them any longer. 282 more words


New chicks

Very exciting news from our little menagerie, one of our silkie bantam hens “Fluffy” has been sitting on some eggs after going broody a few weeks ago, and these little cuties appeared a few days ago. 84 more words

Vegetable Growing

'round here these days

I think I start all of these posts with “Oh my, time is flying!!” These ’round here posts are used to sum up lots of work and life over a span of days. 212 more words

I <3 NY!

Peeps Goes To The Beach

Remember the tiny chick that I “rescued” from certain death? Well, after spending the night with Big Mama Bonnie, she was alive, but I witnessed that she¬†was repeatedly stepped on (because Bonnie couldn’t see her, and Peeps wanted to be right… 791 more words