April update 2018

The month started with easter! And April fools day too any we got up to lots of baking and you can find the recipes by clicking here . This time last year on the 13th of April we were hatching out chicks and one of our residents belle is now 1 year old! Happy birthday …

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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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Surviving snow with chickens

Over the past few days England has been battling the "Beast from the east" but more so the hens are battling the snow. Its typical as in my February blog I said how the days were getting a tad warmer yet now we're facing snow. So here's a few tips on surviving snow with chickens. …

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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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All about egg binding

Hens can get eggs stuck inside their vent this is referred to as egg binding or egg bound. If not treated within a couple of days the hen may die therefore poultry keeper have to perform a procedure to successfully pass the egg if they don't have access to a vet. Sometimes young egg layers …

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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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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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