May update 2018

Hatchday for the Pekins but the coop was dreadfully silent and it was a bitterly cold Spring morning. I peered into the house with little hope to see any bundles of fluff and I was not wrong. At the back of the coop sat the broody silkie and at the front were her eggs. Stone …

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March update 2018

Although Spring springs to life in march it began rather cold with still some snow left scattered across the roof tops, fields and the chickens were unimpressed to say the least but within a couple of days it soon melted away. The silkies decided they didn't want to be broody anymore and therefore have become …

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Installing the omlet feeders

Today I decided to put the omlet feeders to good use. I got them for Christmas in the year 2016 but haven't used them along with other bits and pieces of the cube run since we modified it for Lyra when she went broody. Lyra brooding her chicks in the eglu go with a modified …

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The perfect chicken house

It's the key to success in poultry alongside good husbandry the coop to house your chickens is likely where they will spend most of their time in and a badly built coop is a recipe for disaster. So what makes a good coop here are some key point I will go over Space The soft …

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Hatching eggs: broody or incubator?

It's summer and hens are going broody and incubators are just calling to be used but which one is the best? Recently we've Been hatching lots of eggs . And it made myself think which ones better? So I've decided to channel my thoughts into a blog post... I'll go over the dis advantages and …

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3 herbs to give to your hens.

I like giving my chickens herbs not only do they love them but it also can improve their health and create a calm environment that smells nice too. Herbs are easy to grow or can be brought from any garden store or even food shop. Lavender is one of the herbs I give to my …

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Broody Beyoncè 

Pure breeds especially brahmas,pekins,orpingtons and silkies. Every year Beyoncè goes broody sometimes pepper too. This year Beyoncè is broody!!! Really early in the season too!!! I think she herd me when I was at morrisons saying "if one of the hens goes broody can we hatch some eggs?" Then I came home to a grumpy …

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