• Chickens,  The Good Life

    Introducing new chickens to your flock – Omlet’s Eglu

    Due to some sad losses, we’ve been down to two chickens in our flock for a while now, and with spring arriving we wanted to expand the brood. So back to Hinchliffe’s Farm we went, and luckily for us, they still had a few point of lay hens for sale, despite an unprecedented demand for them recently. We got two Speckled Rocks, which Emilia quickly named Jessica and Kayla (after her two best friends). They arrived home a little stunned, and entered the arena with our two Warrens, Henrietta (our oldest – 7 years now) and Captain Birdseye. It wasn’t long before Henny had the two newbies hiding, somewhat terrified, in the…

  • Blogging,  Chickens,  Review,  The Good Life

    Is Omlet’s Eglu all it’s cracked up to be?

    In a word: YES. I was woken at 3am by the latest addition to the Murricane family and stumbled my way into the bathroom, still half asleep and cursing the cold. I was then startled by an almighty clatter coming from outside, which was followed by lots of squawking, gobbling and flapping from our 4 chooks. I went through to the spare room to look out, and through the dark murky night saw an enormous fiend of a fox, ferociously leaping about the chicken run, tearing at it and doing all it could to get in. I’ve seen foxes on our road many times, and the neighbours have told me…