The chickens. Also known as the feather children. They help to deal with the weeds, the girls give us eggs, when they’re not being tricksy, and they are fascinating to watch. They are all pretty friendly and curious and love treats, when they’re allowed them. My chicken journey has had many ups and downs but I am definitely in the crazy chicken lady zone. I especially like raising feather babies.
The flock of chickens is a fluctuating thing, as we hatch, grow, sell and dispatch various chickens. This page is an attempt keep their profiles reasonably up to date. So, who do we have at the moment?
Darrington. Australorp. 11 months old. Head roo, son of the late Mr Darcy. Main plotlines: A handsome boy who dislikes being handled. Trying to fulfill the high expectations set by his father.
Andrew. Australorp. 5 months old. Only child of Annie. Main plotlines: Being friendly, always wanting food, being much admired by Twiglet.
Tabitha. Australorp. 5 months old. Daughter of Frodo. Main plotlines: Just hanging out, holding her own against the young boys.
Moppet. Dorking. 5 months old. One of our first Dorkings. Main plotlines: Raised by Team Frodo & Paris, doing her own thing, having spunk.
Mittens. Dorking. 5 months old. One of our first Dorkings. Main plotlines: Raised by Team Frodo & Paris, ‘Paddlefoot’ who had cardboard shoes to fix her toes, being friendly.
Rory Jr. Australorp-Wyandotte cross. 15 weeks old. Daughter of Rory – good broody mum and snuggle chicken. Main plotlines: Being a snuggle chicken, following us around for a pat and food.