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 […]

March Ramblings.

The hatching season is underway and within the next month I start sending eggs out to poultry keepers all over the UK. It takes me about half an hour to pack a dozen eggs the way I do it. Each egg is wrapped in a sheet of kitchen roll that […]

January Ramblings.

  Some people have already started hatching, but there is plenty of time yet, unless your looking to get an odd one or two for an autumn show and want them to be full grown and of a larger size. Things are going to get much tougher in this country […]

Utility Poultry. How it was then.

  The term ‘utility’used in poultry goes back to the end of the last war 1939-45. There was a serious shortage of food, being as we were hardly getting any imports due to the UBoats stopping ships getting in from abroad…mainly the USA. Everybody was expected to produce as much […]

January Diary.

Another year and another breeding season just a couple of months away. I can only comment on the breeds I keep or have kept in the past. Iv’e had the Exchequer Leghorns for many years. I have kept Scots Greys, Light Sussex, Rhode Island Red, Brahmas, Cochin,Orpington, Friesian Fowl, Seabrights, […]

November Diary.

  Last day of the month tomorrow and it’s been really mild up until now. I gave the grass a final cut yesterday and I hope, being as the ground temperature is still high enough for the grass to grow, it will re-flush giving another feed or two for the […]