June update 2018

June is probably the warmest month yet this year in the UK; and although you'd expect the grass to be green and plentiful it's turned a crisp brown colour anyhow there was new life arriving on the evening of the 10th of June. Chicks! In the beginning there were 2 chicks then 3 then 2 …

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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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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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3 ways to tell if your pullets are laying eggs

Spring is fast approaching and you may be wondering if your pullets you hatched or purchased last year are beginning to lay or even have started laying their first eggs. The face features become darker This is the most obvious sign of a pullet coming in to lay or laying. Usually cockerels at six weeks …

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Making mince pies for … Chickens?

   usually it's the time when chidlren are cooking up mince pies for Santa and carrots for his deer but during all these festivities your chickens can feel left out so here's a quick, easy recipe that requires no cooking. All you need is: Ingredients  Bread Garlic  powder Dried (or fresh) Herbs Layers mash  Cereals such …

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Molting Madness

As the Autumn leaves fall so do the feathers on chickens. Many chickens molt this time of year which results in your coop looking like some ones emptied a pillow in there. Like dogs and cats chickens will molt. Usually when they reach around 18 month old hens and roosters will moults just before winter …

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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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