Tag Archives: broody hens

28.6.39.

Much cooler & occasional showers. Mr H. finished cutting the hay & collected it today. Sowed turnips & planted out a row of mixed greens from the seed bed. Both broody hens with chickens laid today, & one (the youngest) … Continue reading

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14.6.39.

Bought 8 new R.I.R.[1]  pullets, 3 to 3 1/2 months old, well forward 4/6 each. Finished putting up new house, which however is not creosoted or roof-felted yet, also the door needs adjustments. The old hen guarding the first lot … Continue reading

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13.6.39.

Overcast, sunny intervals, some rain. Took up tulips & planted out to finish their growth, also narcissi. Began putting up new hen-house (a shop-solid one, price 17/6 which arrived uncreosoted & without roofing felt. Would accomodate° 10-12 full-grown hens.) Old … Continue reading

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9.6.39.

Very dry, less hot. No signs of rain. Planted two more marrows & removed the covers from the others. Did more weeding. The turnips have completely disappeared & very few onions are left, & some of those wilting. Shall re-sow … Continue reading

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26.4.39.

Sharp frost in the night. Raining. Short fall of snow in the morning. The doubtful hen sat the eggs during the night but was finally found not to be broody. Shall still put the eggs under a hen if obtainable, … Continue reading

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24.4.39.

Mostly fine, with rainy intervals, cold in the evening. Applied more sodium chlorate. Nettles treated previously have blackened. One hen refuses to sit. Took her home, as she may go broody again in familiar surroundings. The other sitting well on … Continue reading

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23.4.39.

Raining, but not hard, almost all day. Lilacs almost out. Bindweed well up. Great difficulties with so-called broody hens. One, after much reluctance, began to sit, but only took 8 eggs. The other evidently not broody at all, escaped & … Continue reading

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