30th May 2015 (Possible Sunday date with enough interest)
South Yeo East Farm, run by Ian and Gillian Dixon, will be holding a Poultry Breeding and Genetics Workshop in May 2015, hosted by poultry expert and Country Smallholding and Your Chickens contributor, Grant Brereton, who is also Fancy Fowl Editor. Grant has held UK and US Seminars with much success and such events have sold out very quickly.
Betty, a Television Production Company would like to get in touch with families who would like to live more self-sufficient lifestyles - for a TV series they are developing.
Do you live in a town or city and long for the chance to reconnect with the food that is on your family’s plate? Are you in the process of converting your garden or outdoor space into a place that sustains anything from a vegetable patch, to a chicken coop or even a cow? Perhaps you are attempting to press your own apples, brew your own beer or preserve fruit and veg, all from the comfort of your own home?
The UK’s leading woodland conservation charity is encouraging poultry keepers to plant trees on their land to provide natural cover for their hens and increase the quality of the eggs they produce.
Chickens foraging amongst trees. Photo courtesy of Peter Dean.
Trees offer a range of significant benefits to hens, and the Woodland Trust is looking for people who own hens to consider tree planting on their land in time for this year’s autumn/winter planting season.
Reversing last year's stand-out High Vis statement, the perennial military trend hits the coops this season with the launch of Omlet's Camouflage Chicken Jacket.
Whether they're dolling themselves up for a night out, preparing for battle against an army of henpeckers or forming a disguise to keep badly behaved cockerels at bay, cool chicks, army birds and rowdy hens go mad for a bit of camo.
Offering great comfort and protection with a breathable, showerproof fabric outer, the jackets are ideal for keeping your hens warm, dry and clean when doing battle on rough terrain (your garden) as well as giving them serious street cred. Ex-battery hens especially will appreciate this khaki garment to keep their bald bits warm and hidden so the other troops don't laugh at them. Perfect for medium sized chickens, the adjustable velcro fastening ensure a comfy fit every time.
The British Waterfowl Association (BWA) will present its 27th National Championship Waterfowl Exhibition on Sunday 26th October 2014 at Moreton Morrrel near Warwick.
The exhibition provides a rare opportunity for visitors to view hundreds of ducks and geese as well as receive advice from BWA members.
Omlet take a step up in chicken housing with their latest coop - the Eglu Go UP.
With all the benefits of the Eglu Go on legs, the Eglu Go Up is easy to clean, easy to move and no more bending down to collect eggs. Perfect for the first time henkeeper, it's straightforward to use and comes complete with everything you need to start your new hobby including feeder, drinker and egg boxes.