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Here Come The Girls

Chick, chick chickeeeeeeeens! Oh how exciting! Our hens arrived last Friday and I am besotted already. To say ‘arrived’ is possibly an overstatement, it implies they jetted in from somewhere exotic with monogrammed luggage and an entourage, though when you see them its not hard to imagine that being the case. 641 more words

Cnoc Na Gáire

Chicken Wisdom Part 2 - The Circle of Life

It’s been a rough couple of weeks here at thekrousehouse for me and the ladies.  They came down with a respiratory infection that sounded a lot like the common cold.   759 more words

Crying big tears...chickens?

We lost Chickadee last night.

It was like I lost him twice; when we first discovered he had passed I was in a seizure cluster, so although I was sad and cried, I also felt entirely disconnected and numb. 449 more words


Cooped Up in De Rust

When people ask me “Why De Rust?”, there are many reasons, but one of the reasons we chose this particular house in this particular place was the large backyard. 723 more words

De Rust


We have 7 lovely chickens, two were given to us as they kept running away from their previous home (Janey and Mings), one was a gift from my other half (Freckles), she was part of a pair, but the older chook passed this last month, then I have four that we hatched from eggs cared for by Freckles, I was supposed to be hatching them for a friend, but fell in love with the little puffy chicks and he kindly let me keep them. 690 more words


(do the) funky chicken - keeping silkie bantams

Our two little silkie bantams have just started laying again after a long break! So I thought it would be nice to write about them. 1,385 more words


Pete Rose Rooster and Gilda Chicken are Dead.

An open letter to the human companion of the dog who killed our chicken.

In the last days of 2016, I came home after work to a flurry of feathers overlaying the grass at the curb. 1,380 more words

World Of Possibility