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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 […]

Greater Dublin Drainage – Public Consultation Process

Fingal County Council has published a report (PDF) identifying nine possible land parcels for investigation as possible locations for a new regional wastewater treatment works, marine outfall locations and routes for the drainage system. The marine area identified for the outfall in the northern part of the county stretches roughly from south of the Rugby […]

I Could Watch These Chicks All Day

The oldest chick is now about a week old and we are up to six birds hatched at this stage. There are a further six eggs unhatched, so we could end up with 12 birds in all, with about two weeks between the oldest and the youngest. The hens are swapping duties between minding the […]

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 […]

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 […]