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Archive of posts tagged Bantam

Boys Will Be Boys

The two cocks in the video are brothers and came from the same brood. They are about a year old now and are vying for domination of the flock and the yard. Now that they no longer have the little bantam cock to beat up, they’ve taken to fighting with each other. They make a […]

Nesting Ducks But Still No Ducklings

Today’s hen production was really excellent, with an egg from each of the 15 laying hens and also from each of the 2 bantams. I have noticed that, even though I light the chicken coop in winter (I’m not lighting it now), production has increased further recently, as the days lengthen. So we have lots […]

Spring Chickens and Nesting Ducks

I really get great fun from our poultry. The ducks are nesting and the chickens are very frisky. There is always plenty of noise and great activity in the garden. A duck is supposed to take about 28 days to incubate an egg. My ducks have been sitting on the eggs a lot longer than […]

I’ve Definitely Got The Poultry Bug!

Perhaps proving that some people never learn, I returned to Aidan, my poultry supplier, last September (I know, I’ve been lazy about keeping my blog up to date) to buy six young point-of-lay pullets to supplement and refresh my flock and came home instead with ten layers, two Ailesbury ducks and two cockerels! The layers […]

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 […]