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.

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Saturday 14 March 2015

Algy Serama Chicken

Algy chicken (very tiniest of the very tiny Serama chickens) got chilled today while strutting around outside and basically started to shut down and go into hypothermia.

I have brought him inside, cuddled him until he warmed up a bit and he is now in a basket by the fire, stuffing his beak with mealworms and crooning to himself.

He already was very keen to come inside and be cuddled - guess after this he will now be even more keen!


  1. Aww, he is tiny! Won't get him back outside now. Oh well, a house chicken it is. X

  2. Bless him - and you for bringing him indoors to thaw out.

  3. His so cute. Glad he is now nice and cosy in doors.

  4. Nice that he's warming up, and it sound as though he's turning into a real 'home bird'.

    I have a little Lavender Pekin Bantam that has just started to sit on some of her eggs and I had to move her over from the draftiest nest boxes in the henhouse to another one. I will pad her out with a bit of hay next time I go over. If the eggs hatch it will be lovely to have some more little Lavender Pekins running about the place, their eggs and their personalities are the best in chicken world in my opinion.

  5. Sweet tiny chicken! So glad he's happy - did he make a break for it and try to explore the rest of the house?

  6. Algy is fine, out with the others now but still very keen to be cuddled and petted :) He is very sweet :)


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