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Archive of posts tagged Bantam

Bantam Hen v Blackbird Hen

Today was a great day to work in the garden and my birds are certainly very lively and frisky. There is plenty of spring activity going on and it is clear that the breeding season is well upon us. I was clearing a patch of ground  that the birds had really messed up and, of […]

Skerries GIY – Talk on Keeping Chickens

I was delighted to have been asked by Skerries Grow It Yourself (GIY) to speak to their group recently about keeping backyard chickens. About 25 enthusiasts turned up at Joe May’s on the Harbour Road and I would like to thank them for their attendance. There was a lively discussion after my talk about keeping […]

Beware The Angry Mother Hen!

I was really pleased to find a third bantam chick in the coop when I came home from work this evening. Another lovely little ball of fluff. As you can see in this video, the bantam hens are very protective and one of them attacked both me and the camera as I filmed the birds. […]

First Hatchlings

My bantams have finally come through and two lovely chicks hatched either on Sunday or Monday, one or two days ago. There are a lot more eggs so I hope to have a few more chicks over the next day or two. Things are a little confused in the coop at the moment. Only one […]

Ducks And Bantams Nesting Again

In a previous post, I wrote about the ducks nesting. Unfortunately, they did not produce any young and all the eggs were broken in the end. They started nesting again about two weeks ago and one duck is sitting on the nest almost all the time. Maybe I will have more luck this time. The […]