Chicken cake decorations

it was my birthday on the 10th so my mum decided to vamp up a classic cake with decorations, not any decorations but chicken decorations! Now you can purchase handmade regal iced chickens online for near to £5 a piece! So it was much better to use pre-made coloured icing from the supermarket and customise …

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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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Can Bantams and largefowl be kept together?

Although it varies from flock to flock the short answer is yes; bantams, even true bantams and largefowl can be kept together. First of all for those that don't know bantams are a size variation of chickens that are smaller than a largefowl counterpart. For instance light sussex come in both small/bantam and large/largefowl sizes …

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Refrigerating eggs ; good or bad and why?

It's a common sight in uk supermarkets to see egg boxes stacked on shelves but in American it's likely they are refrigerated. This is because eggs in the uk haven't been washed. Its good practice to not wash eggs but in certain circumstances you may need to such as if they've got some mud or …

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