Bird Flu

Hen
February 25, 2017 0 Comments

For any poultry keepers out there, we hope the bird flu restrictions aren’t causing you too many problems? Hopefully, things will change for the better at the end of this month and we can all get back to normal. If like us you don’t happen to have a nice big barn to keep your chickens …

Quail Enclosure

Quail Run
January 2, 2016 0 Comments

Building A New Home For Our Quail After some serious clearing over on the South East side of the garden, we’ve finally decided on a spot for the quail and have made a start on their new enclosure. We have chosen this location because it’s close to the office making it easy for us to …

Chicken Tractor

December 23, 2015 0 Comments

The best thing about using an electric fence for chickens is that it’s totally mobile, so the hens can be used as a “chicken tractor”

Freedom

November 5, 2015 0 Comments

Here is a little video of our girls experiencing their first real taste of freedom – no cages, coops or fences. They were a little overwhelmed at first but they soon got to work digging up the larvae of next years pests!  It’s a far cry from the battery cages they were in before The …

The chickens have arrived!

October 12, 2015 0 Comments

On Saturday, we moved our two flocks of chickens from our garden at home over to the walled garden at Carlton on Trent.  They have a lovely big wooden chicken house and a penned area to scratch around in.  We’ve currently located the pen around the base of the largest plum tree so that the …