A guide to hatching chicken chicks in school

Although some may not agree to hatching chicks in schools I think that if they are cared for and with a home planned for them, even the males, then I don't see why not as long as certain steps are followed to ensure they hatch out healthy. Don't lift the incubator lid This is very …

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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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February update 2018

As the winter morning sun rises it brings hope of a warm spring soon to commence. The chickens have thoroughly enjoyed the sunrise on a frosty day and can be found sunbathing during the morning. Belle preening in the rays of winter sun light.As the days are getting longer we've had a few chickens coming …

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As flat as a pancake

You might wake up on pancake day to find yourself dealing with a different kind of pancake. one that has feathers, a beak and two wings! So what does it mean when your "hen is as flat as a pancake" usually she's broody. Lyra enjoyed her 1st birthday by being as flat as a pancake. …

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Sum up Sunday 10/9/17

What a week! We've rehomed birds and taken in some and managed to put together a play house. The play house was given to us and is perfect to keep the silkies warm on wet cold days so a lick of paint and some felt and it's nearly ready to put them in, we just …

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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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