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Archive of posts filed under the Bantam category.

Brooding, a Frog, Goldies and a Big Moth!

The bantams have spent the last two months being very broody, one being particularly prone to spending the day on the nest. So there was a period when we got no bantam eggs at all, which greatly disappointed our best customer. But they are back laying again now, though they don’t give an egg a […]

Spring Gets Birds Doing What Birds Do

What a wonderful morning here in Fingal, North Dublin. There is a slight chill in the air, the sun is shining brightly, the surrounding countryside looks resplendent and the birds are busy courting and building their nests. My son, Sean, built this two-storey, double nest box several years ago as part of a Junior Certificate […]

Chickens Love Their Treats

The chickens are really doing very well now and are in full production. Layers and bantams are all laying well and we get an egg from each bird almost every day. At times, we have far more than we can use. We continue to give some away and sell some. We treat the birds to […]

Hardy Birds

Despite the really cold weather here in Baldongan (although we seem to be escaping the very worst of it), the chickens are doing fine

Chickens Well Settled In

The chickens have settled into their homes well