sara | July 16, 2010
I have been asked about whether a duck that is sitting on a nest of eggs should get off the nest and get food and drink.
“This is my ducks first time laying eggs. I don’t know what to expect. I notice there a fox now in the neighborhood and my duck is sitting on her [...]
sara | June 7, 2010
I am often asked how to tell if a hen is egg bound. A hen is egg bound when they cannot lay their egg. This may be because;
the oviduct is too small for the egg to pass through,
the egg may have broken and cannot slip through or
the shell of the egg is too soft [...]
sara | December 10, 2009
With christmas just around the corner there is no better time for me to be sent the top chef and TV presenter Mike Robinson’s top ten tips for Christmas dinner,
The Perfect Roasties
Top chefs recommend goose fat for roasting potatoes for a reason – the fat’s high burn point makes them perfectly crispy.
When roasting the potatoes, [...]
sara | July 15, 2009
My guinea fowl are currently laying eggs in a nest close to the house which is great for me when I want to collect the eggs. I have left an old egg in the nest so that it encourages the guinea hens to continue to lay. At certain times through the day there might be [...]
sara | July 7, 2009
I was delighted to hear from one of my customers, Heather, who bought six duck eggs for hatching back at the beginning of June.
“Just letting you know that 3 of the 6 eggs hatched on Tuesday 30th June. They are gorgeous. All the school children are thrilled to bits with them, all the classes have [...]
sara | May 4, 2009
Here are the most popular articles at farmingfriends during April 2009, so if you didn’t get chance to read them, now’s your chance to catch up.
Recipe for lemon cheesecake.
Incubating chicken eggs.
Incubating duck eggs.
Incubating guinea fowl eggs.
Duck eggs hatching early and late.
Incubating pheasant eggs.
Building your own poultry eggs incubator.
Khaki campbell duck eggs for hatching for [...]
sara | March 27, 2009
Well a quail hopped out of the aviary this morning but I was lucky to catch it without any problems. I think that the quail are now very used to me popping in and out of their aviary everyday, so it made it easier to catch the male Japanese quail.
Cats – The cats seem to [...]
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sara | December 1, 2008
The most popular posts on Farming Friends for November 2008 were:
Incubating Chicken Eggs
Edible Parts of a Pig
A Guinea Fowl Recipe Tried and Tested
Pork Brawn Recipe
Courgette And Zucchini Recipes
Wooden Reindeer Garden Ornament
Building Your Own Poultry Incubator
If there is a farm related topic you would like to read about then leave a comment and [...]
sara | September 8, 2008
I have over hundred laying quail which are laying lots of quail eggs, so I have decided to pickle some quail eggs.
At the moment I am experimenting with different ingredients and different types of vinegars to try to perfect a recipe that could be put on the market.
Up to now I have used distilled pickling vinegar and [...]