There’s A Rat In My Hen House, What Am I Gonna Do?

No these are not the lyrics to an 80’s reggae tune, but a frequent cry from the poultry keeper. Rats and mice are a common problem when poultry are kept. They are attracted by the poultry food. Rodents are opportunistic eaters. Rats are attracted by the water as well as the food. Rats and mice … Read more There’s A Rat In My Hen House, What Am I Gonna Do?

Breeds Of Chickens – Egg Layers Or Meat Production

Chickens are bred for different purposes. Some are breed solely for their meat, others their egg production and some for dual purpose. Dual Purpose Breeds Rhode Island Red New Hampshire Plymouth Rock Wyandotte Orpington Light Sussex Australorp Marans Dominique Houdan Langshan Dorking  Layers Leghorn Wyandotte Araucana Minorca Australorp Marans Dorking Langshan Dominique Delaware Meat Birds … Read more Breeds Of Chickens – Egg Layers Or Meat Production

Biosecurity – Protect Your Poultry From Bird Flu

With the news of an outbreak of bird flu of the H5N1 strain in Britain, it is important that the UK poultry farmers, small-holders and henkeepers have the correct biosecurity measures in place. Food containers should be kept inside or protected from wild bird contact. Water containers should be kept indoors and protected from wild … Read more Biosecurity – Protect Your Poultry From Bird Flu

White Leghorn Chickens

  A light breed. Originally exported from the Italian port of Leghorn. Good egg layers. Lay white eggs. Not recommended for their meat. At maturity they weigh approximately 1.5/2kg. Female leghorns have a folded single comb. Female leghorns can mix with Guinea Fowl. HattyHatty