Just came home from seeing Star Trek – Into Darkness to find the Moppets all unsettled, and a dead bantam in the nest box :(

Not, however, the one I was concerned about (whose comb, sadly, is getting darker). I have no idea why she dropped as she did, it looks as if she simply keeled over. None of the Moppets has left me an egg today … I’m glad they left her alone, but they must be uncomfortable?

Hen keeping is an adventure, and adventures have ups and downs. This is one of the downs :(


Previous Post
Leave a comment


  1. Oh dear, so sorry to hear that 😦 you’ve been doing such a great job with your girls too! Big hugs to you and your ruffled ladies, hope they get back into their stride soon.

  2. How awful for you and the little bantam. The other wee souls were obviously a bit traumatised too. Hen keeping seems very labour intensive and the birds seem very vulnerable what with foxes, flock management and regular illnesses. I’m loving following your blog but you’ve certainly opened my eyes to what is involved. I think, for now at least, I’m best as an armchair hen keeper.Hopefully whatever happened is not contagious to the others. Hugs and healing clucks to you and the feathered ones.

  3. What a shock, I am so sorry.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

  • The Hen House Archive

    Our original hen keeping adventure came to an end in January 2013, when a fox took our entire brood of hens. But don’t let that put you off … you can find the story at The Hen House Archive where there are still lots of stories, photos, and information about keeping hens I hope you'll find useful.

    July 2018 … Four new girls arrive, two LS bantams and two Mille Fleur Pekins.

    June 2018 … We had an extended heatwave, with daily temperatures in the 30s.

  • Hen Pics

  • Hen Topics

  • Hen Archive

  • Hen Visitors

    • 20,630 clucks
  • Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 203 other followers

  • Advertisements