February Diary.

Today I had a load of fodder beet delivered. Bought in mainly for the in lamb ewes, but the poultry get their share. As soon as it was tipped the birds were all over it. Most of the grass has now being taken, so a treat like beet goes down […]

February 2018

Another month and my breeding season starts again. This year I shall be running about 10 groups. Australorps, which did well last season and I shall select the best of the birds that are still fit for purpose from last season and as soon as the pullets I retained from […]

March Diary.

March and the pens for this season are being put together, that is the birds selected for breeding are put into a breeding pen. The winter or off breeding period is spent in a big shed along with the eating egg flock and these are all let out first thing […]

January Ramblings.

. Well thats January out of the way. Been a rough month what with all the snow and wet weather. Thoughts of the coming season are dulled by the weather and ground conditions. Mud everywhere you walk, made worse by the duck flock and the tractor coming and going through […]

December Diary.

It’s hardly stopped raining since early summer and at the time of writing this the whole farm is waterlogged and mud everywhere. The fixed outside runs have been strawed down each week with a bale of wheat straw and now I’m having to buy it in very large bales that […]

June Diary.

It’s the end of June and seems like we have had no summer so far, A few nice days and the rest was what we have had for months, seriously glumly. It does get you down a bit, as there is so many jobs need doing and the weather is […]

May Diary.

Well thats May out of the way and the weather as usual was variable, from wet ,cold and windy to warmish with a bit of sun and some nights it got pitch dark.   The birds are laying well and the fertility tests I have taken have been very good. […]

April Diary.

  It’s very wet and windy today,hardly the weather to be outside, but if you have livestock their needs come first. I hate seeing the birds all wet and glumly and not being able to roam out across the fields. Most of the non breeding birds are in the shed […]