Our Mixed Chicken Flock

We breed Buff Orpington chickens and anyone familiar with our social media accounts will be very familiar with the chickens either running towards us, or after us. Fiona’s accounts on both Instagram and Twitter as @theflooflady is totally devoted to the hens and cockerels stampeding across the field. In the sea of golden fluffballs thatContinue reading “Our Mixed Chicken Flock”

An Unexpected Chick

We breed Buff Orpingtons chickens here on the smallholding and we love this friendly and animated breed. Each year we buy in a small number of hatching eggs. This is so we can select an unrelated cockerel from the chicks that hatch as our breeding cockerel for the following year. This helps keep our flockContinue reading “An Unexpected Chick”

The loss of a star

This week has been difficult. We’ve lost the last of our original Orpingtons and she’s left a little ginger hole in our lives. Our chickens are livestock as we are a smallholding/homestead but as I explained to one person this week on social media the difference between how we treat pets and our livestock isContinue reading “The loss of a star”

Broody Hens are like buses….

We breed Buff Orpingtons. These chickens are large, golden and friendly like Cinnamon featured on the right. One of the best features of the Buff Orpington is that they have natural broody tendencies. They will incubate, hatch and raise the chicks for us. Plus there’s the added cute factor of hens with chicks running aroundContinue reading “Broody Hens are like buses….”