Well Thursday's snow caused consternation in the flock who sent Chocky down to check things out before following her. Egg production on the increase as the days are getting longer. No news is good news on the Avian flu front.
It's pretty cold here at the moment, -8 C last night, which means we have to help our hens cope with the cold winter. It's a bit of extra work but not too much and anyway they're well worth it.
Taking a lead from alternative farmers whose chickens are workers in an integrated pasture management system. Hens can be a real help on a veg plot and for keeping a lawn in tip top condition,
For maximum egg production hens require maximum nutrition - balanced feed designed to pack in as much as possible. Layers pellets or mash do this but is it right to feed them like that?
It's all routine at the moment, which suits me fine. After losing Bob we don't want any more drama. A brief update on the current Avian Flu situation.
Deep cleaning after Bob and Avian Flu warning. Feeding greens in winter and outwitting a chicken who was leading me a merry dance
All Wales is now an Avian Flu Prevention Zone and home poultry keepers should take the measures described to comply legally and protect their birds.
In my last post, Bob was recovering well and I was confident she'd be 100% in just a few weeks. Sadly that wasn't to be.
Bob the hen made a miraculous recovery. From death's door to fairly good health overnight. Still going to treat for worms, coccidiosis and disinfectant the runs
The difference between a large and small egg. Bob the Hen is very ill and I fear she's not going to make it.
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