Meet The Flock

Lady Leone When Lady Leone first joined my flock she was a square breasted Giant White Jersey who waddled from the weight of her high-corn, meat breeder diet. Reaching the lower roosting bar required a lot of squawking and flapping and a significant amount of fairy dust. No doubt about it – Lady Leone was…

Free P.H.I.L.

FREE Persecuted Hens Into Liberty* In the UK there is a charity called the British Hen Welfare Trust. When battery farmed hens pass their optimum egg laying capacity (18-24 months) they are usually sold for cheap meat or culled – it’s cheaper to buy in a new high laying flock than have less eggs laid…

Homemade Refilling Egg Rack

It took our hens a long time to start laying. Lucy was the first and the event was celebrated for days. We cleared a whole shelf in the fridge just for her ‘jumbo’ egg. There was certainly no question of which egg was laid when. A few weeks later and Spacey and Lacy have caught…

Lucy’s Egg vs. Organic Free Range Supermarket Egg

Our first egg from our chickens – how does it compare to the supermarket free range eggs in the fridge?           The yolk tasted as good as it looked. Very rich. I think this is because Belle keeps sneaking out and feeding the hens either grapes, apples or bananas. They love…