Line building.

I penned this cock with a few dark ig females last season. I retained 3 pullets and 2 males that were of the same likeness. The pullets were dark laced. This season I shall pen him with his daughters. The pullets were out of a number of hens in that […]

March Diary.

Heavy snow overnight and a bitingly cold wind. Every tap is frozen solid as is every drinker. I got my gas powered blow torch out but still failed to thaw out the tap. Taking hours to get around the birds in weather like this. Within minutes of filling a drinker […]

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 […]