Hi Avely, and welcome to the Forum. I'm glad your hatch was so successful, and I'm sure you and the children got a lot out of it, well done. What to do about surplus cockerels is a really difficult question, isn't it? Of course, every...
When handled Basil is the most placid cockerel you could imagine. He, like his father, will fall asleep in your arms.
I can probably get you some hops for the price of postage: a friend of mine has her neighbours plant overgrowing into her garden and hates the stuff so is more than happy to have me take the shears to it.
Between June and July, there are lots of young fox cubs learning how to hunt and during this time, they are testing my electric fence, on the look out for a cheeky chicken snack!
This month, I am extremely pleased to welcome Jeremy Hobson to our blog. Jeremy is the author of numerous poultry books and magazine articles about poultry keeping which have taught me so much over the years.Although Jeremy may be no spring chicken himself, (Jeremy's words not mine...!) here he suggests some ways of preparing for and ensuring healthy, early, chicks from your breeding stock.
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