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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 […]

Cheap Chicken or Duck House

I found a great article on how to build a cheap chicken or duck house on the poultrykeeper.com website. I might try this out as I hope to get a few quails shortly and this might be the answer to my housing needs (although I already have 2 spare coops). If you would like to […]

More Construction

I had read that chickens need a lot of space to range and that either one or several runs are required to meet their needs. I didn’t realise, however, that they would almost completely scratch up the original run in just two weeks! You can see from the pictures how they turned a nice green […]

Success!

One week after they arrived in the coop, the chickens seem to be doing really well. They have been using the run freely all day, going and coming as they please.  And tonight, all ten birds are perched snugly together on their roost. I continue to make minor modifications and add new equipment. I made […]

Getting Used To The Place

The birds seem to be getting more used to their surroundings. Last night, nine roosted on the perches, with only one on the ramp. And this evening, they were entering and exiting the coop through the pop hole at will. So things are looking up. I am still finding little changes that I have to […]