Category Archives: Poultry Breeding & Hatching

Spring Fever






As far as our birds are concerned spring has sprung! Our males are jumping on almost anything that moves, so jackets (saddles) are essential on certain favourite (to the boys) girls. The saddles we are currently using come from the … Continue reading

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Easter Chicks






Our Japanese bantams have done it again! So anxious to be mothers, the Japanese bantams have hatched some chicks just in time for Easter. People talk about Silkies being the best broodies, we do keep Silkies and whilst they are … Continue reading

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Arboreal Hamburghs






This year (2013) we have bred more Silver Pencilled Hamburghs to add to our existing small flock. We now have just over 20 birds. These birds are often described in books as, standoffish, flighty, avoids human contact, etc. We’ve found … Continue reading

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Summer Chicks & Broody Hens






We have had a very busy spring and summer this year, being almost knee deep in chicks! Our first lot were Silver Pencilled Hamburghs hatched in March. They were hatched in an incubator, so no problem with uncovered eggs. If … Continue reading

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Sights and Sounds






We have a small group of bantams close to the house and as we go around putting every one to bed, we often whistle close to their coop and receive in response a lovely reply. It’s only when we get … Continue reading

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Alfresco Broodies






This warm dry summer has been a godsend for raising chicks, even in late July/early August we discovered two girls who thought hatching and raising chicks alfresco was the way to go. The ample clutch illustrated above is Bonnie’s one … Continue reading

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Cuckoo Maran Chicks






We’ve recently hatched some Cuckoo Marans. The eggs were bought via Ebay. Now Ebay as most of you will know, sells almost everything you can think of, including hatching eggs. These eggs were from a game outfit down in the … Continue reading

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Hatching Japanese Chicks






After a very wet and windy winter, it’s such a treat to have a week or two of calm, sunny weather. Looking around you can see the hens really enoying this break. Dust bathing is now back in fashion, as … Continue reading

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Broody Goose And Goslings







Broody Goose And Goslings

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Silver Laced Wyandotte (Large Fowl) from Cheshire Poultry







SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE LARGE FOWL FROM CHESHIRE POULTRY

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