Hello and welcome to The Compost Bin. I'm Compostwoman and I live with my family in rural Herefordshire. We have nearly four acres of garden and woodland, all managed organically and to Permaculture principles, which we share with Chickens, Cats and assorted wildlife. We also grow a lot of our own food, run courses in all sorts of things and make a lot of compost!

I am a Master Composter and have spent more than a decade as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council.
I'm a self employed Environmental Educator so I run workshops and events where I talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. I also run crafts workshops and Forest School/outdoor play sessions in our wood.

We try to live a more self sufficient lifestyle here, as best we can, while still having a comfortable life and lots of fun.

To learn more about us click on the About Compostwoman tab and remember to click on the photos to make them full size!

Sunday 6 July 2008

The new Hens!

Yesterday our new hens arrived.

4 of them, called Tuesday and Wednesday (Maran X ?) and Thursday and Friday ( Ex battery hens, not sure of the breed?). These lovely hens needed a new home and so I said we would love to have them. And today Hen from the INEBG forum came over with them and she and her ( soon to be husband!) stayed for a cuppa and a chat and watched the new girls settle in...

Compostgirl thinks they are LOVELY!

Hen's other half with one of the Marans on his shoulder...I think Wednesday?

And the new girls in the Eglu..."oooh we like it in here!"

and they did! so much so that when I went out after Dr Who, Wednesday had laid an egg!


  1. They look lovely and happy and very eggsited (sorry couldn't resist), what you going to do with all those eggs?

  2. I think its great that you have rescued some battery hens.

    The poor things.

    Please will you visit my site and let me know what you think?


  3. A good site! and yes I am happy we are giving some ex batts a chance of a happy life...soon we will be rehoming a few more, direct from a battery farm....

    and if anybody goes broody we will put some fertilised eggs under her as well....

    I LOVE chickens... :-)

  4. Salena I am going to be making LOTS of Quiche I think! ( and cakes.....)

    And selling eggs at the gate...............


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