Yearly Archives: 2012

Spring Time Sunshine

Thanks to the Spring sun we have finally got the chicken run and new lawn finished! Unfortunately the Spring weather also started the inevitable battles between the two cockerels remaining from last years hatch and the confinement to the run

RIP Bee :-(

Have a had sad week as my lovely drake Bee had to put to sleep. Over the winter he went gradually downhill, but with no apparent cause. Always a lazy one for bathing he became more and more reluctant which

Snow, snow, snow & Frozen Pipes

The snow has come and the garden is frozen over! Our hosepipe has frozen solid, so lesson learnt to make sure it is drained before reeling it up to stop this happening as filling duck ponds by the bucket load

UK Non-Compliance with EU Battery Cage Ban

As many chicken keepers and enthusiasts will know this year marks the implementation of the ban throughout the EU on barren battery cages. In 1999 the EU agreed a Directive on Laying Hens (1999/74/EC) that resulted in the banning of