Yearly Archives: 2016

Seagull - Avian Flu Outbreak

Further Avian Flu Outbreaks

Further cases of avian flu have been confirmed in the UK. It is now urgent to confine your flock to keep on top of this further avian flu outbreak.

Wigeon Ducks

Bird Flu Found in Carmarthenshire – Further Restrictions

A wild duck has been found dead of H5N8 bird flu in Carmarthenshire, Wales. Further restrictions including the suspension of poultry shows put in place.

Bronze Turkey - Avian Flu Outbreak in Turkey Farm

Avian Flu Outbreak – Further Help & Information

Avian Flu has as of 16th December 2016 reached the UK. Those who keep poultry must make sure they put in place bio-security measures now.

Seagull - Avian Flu Outbreak

European Avian Flu Outbreak & Measures to Protect in UK

Over the last month there has been a serious avian flu outbreak travelling across Europe. The Government Chief Vet has now declared a Prevention Zone.

Debeaked Chicken - Egg Farming

Missing Chickens & Egg Farming Expose

In light of the recent free range chicken egg farming expose I've been pondering how and where is best to buy eggs out of season whilst we are hen-less.

Poultryless Poultry Keeping – Planning Utility Chickens

Now we are moved we are back to getting set up with a new flock. I'm hoping that we can hatch our own Utility Chickens in the Spring for eggs and meat.

Gabe’s New Pets

Since we are currently hen-less we are trying to make the most of it. With lots of flowers and veg growing on the patio - and less cleaning out to do!

Naughty Mr Fox!

Naughty Mr Fox visited and had a supper of Bob, Bolshy, and Star. Gabriel is most upset about this and would like Mr Fox to return and "spit out" his chickens!

Chickens and Football

Gabriel loves playing outdoors with all his toys in this good weather, and the chickens enjoy joining in to!

Spring Time Eggs

The girls are happily laying again so we're enjoying freshly poached eggs in the morning.
Bolshy a Black Rock Hen

Brrrr! Daft Moulting Hen

Bolshy has decided that just as the temperature drops below freezing it would be a good time to go through a moult!