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Part of my plan for next year’s garden is to concentrate on plants that don’t have to be tended to (sown/ potted on/ planted out and so on) in spring and summer. That means more perennials, and self-seeding annuals, but it also includes sowing things...
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Two egg days :)

Cluck Skywalker has been laying bright white eggs for maybe three weeks now. She has even laid an egg with two yolks – one of the highlights of chicken keeping that we had not previously experienced. Chewbucka was obviously younger when she arrived – she...
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AKG103 – Chicken Introductions

Hen Solo checking out some new plants Our beloved Hen Solo has died, and we’ve bought two new hens to keep Princess Layer company, but it’s not all smooth sailing in the chicken run. AKG Correspondents Robb and Jacqui from Sustainable Living are talking...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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