New chooks

New chooks

Throughout the four years since Hen Solo and Princess Layer arrived, Pete and I have had occasional conversations about what we would do as and when one of them died – since it is widely accepted to be cruel to keep one chicken, especially one that had been used to...
RIP Hen Solo

RIP Hen Solo

Hen Solo hadn’t been looking herself for the last couple of days, although she seemed bright enough and there were no obvious signs that she was ill. We were keeping an eye on her, but unfortunately she died peacefully in her sleep last night. This is our last photo...
UFOs (Unidentified Flora Objects)

UFOs (Unidentified Flora Objects)

In the latest episode of the Alternative Kitchen Garden Show I was talking about garden plants that my chickens like to eat, and I mentioned two weeds that I have not managed to identify. I have now taken some photos, so perhaps you know what they are? Weed 1 is quite...
AKG093 – Chicken Forage

AKG093 – Chicken Forage

Hen Solo choosing weeds to eat What plants can you grow that chickens like to eat? My hens (Princess Layer and Hen Solo) like tucking into leafy greens of all descriptions, as well as some weeds. There’s also an update on the AKG Seed Appeal to raise money to help...
AKG 20090527 – Ensuite Bathroom

AKG 20090527 – Ensuite Bathroom

Princess Layer enjoys her new ensuite bathroom The pampered chickens get their own bathroom. Leave me a comment, send me an email or join our Facebook group. You can get real time updates from the AKG on Twitter. The Alternative Kitchen Garden is a free and ad-free...
Dust bathing

Dust bathing

Nice weather took me out into the garden yesterday, and I had a plan to move some of the blocks around in the Grow Dome. When I looked more closely, I decided they were better as they were – and pulled up the remains of the peanut plants instead. The chickens don’t...

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