I never seem to tire of incubating and hatching chicks, it’s always an amazing moment seeing chicks emerge from their shell and start peeping. My current batch of Light Sussex chicken eggs are 8 day into incubation and this week I have been candling them.
It has been a sunny bank holiday weekend (for a change) and I have been re-seeding part of my poultry run with a special grass seed for poultry called ‘diverse poultry mix’.
As the weather starts to warm up and I open the vents up on my chicken houses, I realise that this has to be one of the most important factors of any chicken house design.
Just as spring begins, we have yet more freezing weather and some snow. My routine changes slightly in the snow to care for the birds extra needs.
The chickens are laying well again, despite the exceptionally cold weather for this time of year. I have been providing them with an additional handful of mixed corn to keep them warm and started to think about yolk colour.
This week, I find the reason my chickens have stopped laying is due to them carrying roundworms. I moved my chickens into …
This week I have been diving into our analytics for the the poultrykeeper website and have my concerns over our dependence on Google.
I haven’t ever considered the quality of wheat until my recent feed purchase from G.J.W Titmus, my supplier which has turned out to be rather shocking thanks to the poor harvest this year!
The winter is a good time to plant trees so I have been creating a traditional ‘poultry orchard’ to provide my birds with shade and our family some fruit in the future.
As the winter approaches I have been rushing to get the new field fenced so my poultry can be secure before the cold weather arrives.