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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 […]

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 […]

Free Ranging

I started letting the birds range in the garden to take pressure off the runs. It is great having all ten layers and the five bantams clucking around the garden.

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 […]