Top 10 Articles For May 2009

Well May is a month when poultry keepers are busy incubating eggs and when I checked which were the most popular posts on the farmingfriends website for May 2009, this was certainly confirmed when you look at the titles of the top ten posts. So if you want to find out about incubating poultry, game and waterfowl then look no further.

  1. Incubating Guinea Fowl Eggs.
  2. Lemon Cheesecake.
  3. Incubating Chicken Eggs.
  4. Incubating Duck Eggs.
  5. Candling Eggs.
  6. Incubating Pheasant Eggs.
  7. Duck Eggs Hatching Early And Late.
  8. Building Your Own Poultry Egg Incubator.
  9. Khaki Campbell duck Eggs For Hatching For Sale In The UK.
  10. Broody Hens.

Hope you enjoyed catching up with these popular articles on farmingfriends.

If you have an article idea related to farming and smallholding then please leave a comment.

If you have a question then why not join the free farmingfriends forum and leave a comment.


Top 10 Articles On Farming Friends Since Starting Website

I have been looking at the top 10 articles on the farmingfriends website since the site was first set up. So why not sit back with a cup of tea and catch up with the most popular information posts.

  1. Courgette and Zucchini Recipes.
  2. Pickled Beetroot.
  3. Lemon Cheesecake.
  4. Incubating Chicken Eggs.
  5. Harvest Festival Lesson Ideas.
  6. Incubating Guinea Fowl Eggs.
  7. Courgette And Green Tomato Chutney.
  8. Incubating Duck Eggs.
  9. Candling Eggs.
  10. Edible Parts Of A Pig.

Hope you enjoyed catching up with these popular articles on farmingfriends.

If you have an article idea related to farming and smallholding then please leave a comment.


Incubating, Hatching And Raising Guinea Fowl Keets eBook For Sale

Want to know the secrets of raising guinea fowl successfully?

‘Incubating, Hatching & Raising Guinea Fowl Keets‘ will tell you everything you need to know!

Incubating, hatching and raising guinea fowl, eBook

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Is Incubating, Hatching And Raising Guinea Fowl Keets eBook for you?

 

Yes, if you:

  • want to incubate successfully
  • want to understand common problems and learn what to do about them
  • feed growing keets correctly
  • get your guineas off to a healthy start in life

What’s  included …

  1. Introduction – Calling All Guinea Fowl Enthusiasts
  2. Deciding To Keep Guinea Fowl
  3. Reasons For Keeping Guinea Fowl – Why Keep Guinea Fowl?
  4. Ways To Start Rearing Guinea Fowl
  5. Incubating Guinea Fowl Eggs
  6. Incubator Hygiene
  7. Preparing The Incubator Before Incubating The Eggs
  8. Choosing Guinea Fowl Eggs For Incubation
  9. Storing Guinea Fowl Eggs Before Incubation
  10. Incubation Period
  11. Incubation Temperature
  12. Humidity Levels
  13. Wet Bulb Thermometer – What Is A Wet Bulb Thermometer?
  14. Final Day Of Egg Rotation
  15. Candling Eggs
  16. Hatching
  17. Reasons Why Fully Formed Keets May Not Hatch Out
  18. Reasons For Pipped Eggs But Keets Not Hatched
  19. Reasons For Eggs Hatching Late
  20. Reasons For Eggs Hatching Early
  21. Reasons For Poor Hatch Rate Or No Hatching Eggs In Incubator
  22. Calculating The Hatchability And Fertility Of Guinea Fowl Eggs
  23. Calculating Hatchability
  24. Calculating Fertility
  25. Calculating Hatch Rate
  26. Guinea Fowl Keets
  27. Keets Hatched In An Incubator
  28. The Brooder
  29. Location Of Brooder For Guinea Fowl Keets
  30. Brooder Temperature For Guinea Fowl Keets
  31. Litter Suitable For A Guinea Fowl Keet’s Brooder
  32. Drinkers For Guinea Fowl Keets
  33. Feeding Guinea Fowl Keets
  34. Brooder Hygiene
  35. Ailments, Illnesses and Diseases
  36. Guinea Fowl Keets Pasting Up
  37. Splayed Legs
  38. Coccidiosis
  39. Feather Picking And Cannibalism
  40. Taming Guinea Fowl Keets
  41. Development For Guinea Fowl Keets
  42. Raising Guinea Fowl From 6 – 8 Weeks Old

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Buy the Incubating, Hatching And Raising Guinea Fowl Keets eBook for yourself or as a gift for a friend or a family member – only £4.99.

 

Testimonials

 

Sara,
Here in North Carolina USA my husband and I have hatched guinea  keets with an incubator. We’ve scoured the internet for information,  and your ebook is the best quality, most comprehensive information  we have found.
Thank you!
Mary

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Hello Sara,
Down loaded your book with no problems thanks, loads of much required knowledge!
I have bought a pair of guineas recently who are lovely so it has inspired me to purchase some hatching eggs.
Ayesha

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I got it, thank you so much, this is the best information about guineas I have ever been able to obtain, I wish I could of had this last year when I first got started, I learned mostly by error but this is so full of information, I just love it. Thanks alot, I would recommend this for any one starting to raise guineas, its a must to have.

debbie

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“Yes, I have downloaded the e-book and have enjoyed reading your very well written and informative book.”

Jorgen

 

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Incubating, Hatching And Raising Guinea Fowl Keets eBook Coming Soon

Guinea Fowl Keets

Guinea Fowl Keets

I have recently been busy writing an eBook on Incubating, Hatching  & Raising Guinea Fowl Keets. I am just proof reading the eBook and it will be ready to buy very soon.

If you are interested in purchasing this eBook then leave a comment and I’ll email you when the eBook is released.


Facebook

Farming Friends has recently joined Facebook, one of the biggest social networking websites at the moment – which allows you to connect with your friends and groups who you have an interest in. I set up the Farming Friends group on Facebook so that you had another way to connect with Farming Friends and find out about the daily activities on the farm.

You must already be signed up as a member of Facebook (it’s quick and free!) to join the group. To do this, go direct to Facebook by clicking HERE and follow the instructions on the screen.

Once you are a member click on this link to join the Farming Friends group.


Khaki Campbell Duck Eggs For Hatching For Sale

Khaki Campbell Duck Eggs For Hatching For Sale

6 khaki campbell duck eggs suitable for hatching in an incubator or under a broody hen. Only £3 plus £4 postage and packaging.

Eggs will be collected and posted within 3 days of receipt of order. (Please note that duck eggs can be stored for up to 7 days.) The eggs will be fresh and no more than 2-4 days old.

The eggs will be sent first class within the UK in a polystyrene egg container specially made for sending eggs in the post. Please note that this product can only be sent to residents of the UK and not overseas.

These eggs are for hatching and not for human consumption. Fertility cannot be guaranteed after postage.

Khaki Campbell Ducks And Drake

Khaki Campbell Ducks And Drake

The eggs come from a flock of 6 khaki campbell ducks and 1 drake. The ducks free range during the day and roost in a poultry hut at night.

The 6 khaki campbell ducks and 1 drake (Sir Francis Drake!) are now into their third year and they also free range with 13 other ducks and drakes of various breeds. (2 khaki campbell ducks and 1 khaki campbell drake, 2 trout runner drakes, 1 cayuga drake, 1 mallard drake, 2 buff orpington ducks, 1 white campbell duck – these are all 1 year old and they all make up a group who tend to keep themselves separate from my original 7 khaki campbells, I also rehomed a magpie duck and magpie drake with a double breasted khaki campbell duck at the beginning of February 2011 who also keep themselves as an individual group.

All 20 ducks/drakes are housed in the same barn at night and free range during the day. The eggs are collected daily.

I just wanted to let you all know this incase you are specifically looking for pure bred khaki campbells as there could be the chance of a khaki campbell crossed with a magpie, mallard, trout runner or cayuga!

It is recommended that you let the eggs stand and settle for 24 hours at room temperature upon receipt before incubation.

6 Khaki Campbell Hatching Duck Eggs £3 plus £4 postage and packaging.

If you keep ducks or are interested in keeping ducks then visit the farmingfriends duck forum for the latest chat about ducks and then check out the books shown below about keeping ducks which are informative and excellent for the beginner and a handy reference for the more experienced duck keeper.


Testimonials

They are here!!!!! We are all so excited…I don’t know how I will manage to let them rest for 24 hours before I put them in the incubator!!!
Thank you very much for your speedy service,and we’ll let you know how we get on.
Carolyn and family

Hello Sara!
Completely forgot to let you know in all our excitement about our ducklings that hatched on Friday….4 little ducklings, successfully broke out. One was already dead in shell….probably stopped at about 20 days, and one just didn’t make it out….late developer…few days behind and just didn’t make  it. Very sad but we are thrilled with the 4 we do have! One question now…is there any pattern at all with the colouring of the ducklings as to whetherthey are boys or girls. I didn’t think there was but one of ours distinctively has a stripe across its eye and is larger….could it be that is a boy and the others are girls? Or am I just hopeful?!!! Will send you a photo later on when the sun is shining into the kitchen so it is warmer for them without their light. Best Easter present ever and its my birthday tomorrow too!! Carolyn xx

Carolyn's Four Khaki Campbell Ducklings

Carolyn's Four Khaki Campbell Ducklings

Attached a pic of the wee fellows outside the other day in their run. They love it out there in the sun. Carolyn and family xx

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Thanks very much. The first lot of eggs I got from you are doing very well, Andy.

(Andy ordered a second set of eggs from me, which is great – thanks Andy!)

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Hi Sara,
Thank you for your swift delivery. Eggs arrived Saturday morning.
Kelly

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Hi Sara

Just wanted to let you know we have successfully hatched 5 of the ducklings, early yesterday morning (27th) in fact, we heard one of them moving about in the incubator at 4.00am and were so fascinated that we watched the others hatch!  Absolutely fascinating and they are all very very cute!!!  We had two left to hatch when my husband and I had to go to work but they had broken through the shell and had a good size hole in so we were hopeful that they would be out when we got back a lunch time.  I was a bit worried about them and when my husband got in, neither had progressed any further.  He lifted one out and checked it but it was cold and had died. The other one he could see was still breathing but obviously couldn’t get out.  So, against all the advice we had read but knowing that if we didn’t do something we were going to lose it, he opened the shell and put it into a margarine pot under the heat lamp.  We are so pleased because it has lived and is now running around (or wobbling around!!!) with the rest of them.  We could tell which one it was (who the children named ‘Lucky’!!) but now it has dried off they all look the same!!  They are all doing well and eating and drinking a lot!!!  I can see how quickly they are going to grow.

Roz's Five Khaki Campbell Ducklings In Brooder

Roz's Five Khaki Campbell Ducklings In Brooder

Many, many thanks for your help. It’s been and still is a wonderful experience, to care for the eggs and then actually see them hatch!!!

Kind regards

Roz

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Horrah! all 6 Kharki cambells eggs hatched and I have 3 of each. What a success and thanks again for your brilliant service.  kind regards Kelly

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” Thanks Sara, That was quick work. I got the eggs this morning.” Heather


How To Grow Herbs For Cooking eBook For Sale

How To Grow Herbs For Cooking eBook is now on sale for all you keen gardeners and cooking enthusiasts that want to produce a herb garden or grow your own herbs for cooking.

How To Grow Herbs For Cooking eBook

At a cost of only £3.50 the How To Grow Herbs For Cooking eBook will provide you with information about:

  • how to grow herbs,
  • sizes of herbs,
  • growing herbs in containers,
  • when to plant the herbs,
  • best location for planting,
  • suitable soil types,
  • when to harvest,
  • how to preserve herbs and
  • their culinary uses.

The How To Grow Herbs For Cooking eBook also includes a set of 21 herb growing cards which can be individually printed off and taken into the garden for easy reference.

How To Grow Mint Instructions

How To Grow Mint Instructions

The eBook includes the following herb growing cards:

  • How To Grow Basil.
  • How To Grow Bay.
  • How To Grow Borage.
  • How To Grow Chervil.
  • How To Grow Chives.
  • How To Grow Coriander.
  • How To Grow Cress.
  • How To Grow Dill.
  • How To Grow Fennel.
  • How To Grow Florence Fennel.
  • How To Grow Horseradish.
  • How To Grow Lemon Balm.
  • How To Grow Marjoram
  • How To Grow Mint.
  • How To Grow Nasturtium.
  • How To Grow Oregano.
  • How To Grow Parsley.
  • How To Grow Rosemary.
  • How To Grow Sage.
  • How To Grow Tarragon.
  • How To Grow Thyme.

Buy the How To Grow Herbs For Cooking eBook for yourself or as a gift for a friend or a family member.

Buy now for £3.50

Testimonial

Sara, I just wanted to say the Herb Growing ebook is brilliant. You must have taken a lot of time over it. I would recommend it to anyone. I especially liked the growing cress in an eggshell – it seemed fun and everyone in the family could get involved. Trisha


How To Grow Mint Instructions

Mint is a perennial herb that is so easy to grow and the seeds can be sown between February and June. 

 

The TopVeg website was able to provide me with excellent seed sowing information. 

Farming Friends & TopVeg have now collaborated to create a How To Grow Mint growing card.

How To Grow MintClick on the image to enlarge and if you wish to print off this growing card, right click on the enlarged image and then click print picture to print out a copy.If you would like this document as a pdf, just contact farmingfriends and I will email you the document.  

I intend to print off copies and then laminate the sheet so that I can use the growing card in the future.

Teachers, children, vegetable growers and anyone interested in growing mint are welcome to print off this growing card for their own use.

Other growing cards we have already created;

If you have any other growing cards that you would like Farming Friends & TopVeg to create then please leave a comment and we will be happy to create it for you.

If you would like to grow mint then Thompson and Morgan supply mint seeds.


How To Grow Sage Instructions

Sage is a perennial herb that is easy to grow and the seeds can be sown between February and April.

The TopVeg website was able to provide me with excellent seed sowing information. 

Farming Friends & TopVeg have now collaborated to create a How To Grow Sage growing card.

How To Grow SageClick on the image to enlarge and if you wish to print off this growing card, right click on the enlarged image and then click print picture to print out a copy.If you would like this document as a pdf, just contact farmingfriends and I will email you the document. 

I intend to print off copies and then laminate the sheet so that I can use the growing card in the future.

Teachers, children, vegetable growers and anyone interested in growing sage are welcome to print off this growing card for their own use.

Other growing cards we have already created;

If you have any other growing cards that you would like Farming Friends & TopVeg to create then please leave a comment and we will be happy to create it for you.

If you would like to grow sage then Thompson and Morgan supply sage seeds.


How To Grow Parsley Instructions

Parsley is a very versatile herb that is easy to grow and the seeds can be sown in February.

The TopVeg website was able to provide me with excellent seed sowing information. 

Farming Friends & TopVeg have now collaborated to create a How To Grow Parsley growing card.

How To Grow ParsleyClick on the image to enlarge and if you wish to print off this growing card, right click on the enlarged image and then click print picture to print out a copy.If you would like this document as a pdf, just contact farmingfriends and I will email you the document. 

I intend to print off copies and then laminate the sheet so that I can use the growing card in the future.

Teachers, children, vegetable growers and anyone interested in growing parsley are welcome to print off this growing card for their own use.

Other growing cards we have already created;

If you have any other growing cards that you would like Farming Friends & TopVeg to create then please leave a comment and we will be happy to create it for you.

If yopu would like to grow parsley then Thompson and Morgan supply parsley seeds.