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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 […]

Lock Up Your Birds – It’s The 66th Skerries 100!

Preparations are almost complete, the ducks and chickens are locked up, the galleries are erected, road have been repaired and the hedges and verges trimmed. The 66th Skerries 100, sponsored by AON Bikecare, is about to begin! The ten-race programme will begin with the practice on Friday 1st July and continue with race day on […]

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 […]

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 […]