Category Archives: Poultry Chat

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Fraser – The Co-pilot of the Lohmann Browns






Fraser was a rather handsome Silver Laced Wyandotte bantam, who’s main concern in his later years was looking after the many females of the Lohmann Brown flock. He has been with us for over 7 years and has assisted a … Continue reading

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Individual Traits






Don’t you just love the many traits of your birds, that’s both the good and the bad. I love the way some individuals are always on the lookout for new food opportunities. Apart from their layers pellets and layers mash, … Continue reading

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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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Chickens & Rats






Chickens and rats always seem to go together, where there are hens for any length of time rats are sure to be. It’s the prospect of free food that is the magnet. Where you store the feed is important. All … Continue reading

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Slaughter of the Innocents






Today Thursday 13th November, 2014 has been a day I’d rather forget! We left the house for only a brief spell and returned to total carnage. It was time to scrub and refill the hens drinkers, all 18 or so. … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Guineas






This tale begins on a sunny Sunday afternoon back in August 2013. The lovely weather was being enjoyed by all the birds, many of whom were prostrate in various positions about the garden. Looking around I noticed something in 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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Emotional Side Of Keeping Poultry






For many keepers of free range poultry it is a passionate hobby that gives immense pleasure and satisfaction. Watching your birds grow from chicks into fully grown adults is an amazing experience, no matter how many times you incubate eggs, … Continue reading

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Cockerel Aggression






We have never counted, but we must have upwards of 40+ cockerels which most of the time live in relative harmony. Yes, we do have fights. It’s how we manage them when they occur and also how we manage the … Continue reading

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Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud






Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud – If you are old enough to remember Flanders & Swann, you will recognise the title of this blog. For those who don’t know who the hell we are talking about (and for those who do), … Continue reading

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