World Sparrow Day 20th March 2011

I have just received an email to say it’s  WORLD SPARROW DAY (20th March 2011). World Sparrow Day helps raise public awareness about the decline of the house sparrow and throw light on the problems faced by the species in its daily fight for survival. You can do your bit by making a note of … Read more World Sparrow Day 20th March 2011

News From Cyprus – Gardening, Photography & Growing Vegetables

It is always a joy to receive an email from my friend David in Cyprus as I am learning lots about the produce that grows in the foothils of the Troodos Mountains and Cypriot life. Here is David’s letter: Hi Sara and all at Farming Friends Well it has been a long while and I … Read more News From Cyprus – Gardening, Photography & Growing Vegetables

Ways To Hatch Guinea Fowl Eggs

There are 3 ways to hatch guinea fowl eggs: 1) In an incubator. 2) Under a guinea fowl hen. 3) With a broody bantam hen. I was reminded of this the other day when I had an email from anne saying that she was going to try all three methods. Here are some things to … Read more Ways To Hatch Guinea Fowl Eggs

Do Keets Hatched By Guinea Hen Need Warmth From A Brooder?

I have been asked by a Incubating & Hatching Guinea Fowl Keets eBook customer if keets hatched by a guinea fowl will still need to go into a brooder for warmth. Yes, I have 3 guinea fowl. 1 girl and 2 boys. I’ve had them since they were 12 weeks and though fairly skittish, they’re … Read more Do Keets Hatched By Guinea Hen Need Warmth From A Brooder?

Eat Tapas Day Monday 28th February 2011

I have been sent an email about Spanish cuisine, produce and ‘Eat Tapas Day’ which is on Monday 28th February. The information I have been given says that, The fiesta, which falls on a Monday, is dedicated to the great Spanish custom of accompanying drinks with a small plate of food or ‘tapa’. Tradition has … Read more Eat Tapas Day Monday 28th February 2011

A Tip To Stop Poultry Tipping Up Their Feeders

I have received a chicken feeder tip from Anthony Marriott from Marriotts Smallholding to help stop your poultry from tipping up their feeder. Anthony says, “We have found that chickens like to scratch their feeders as much as the grass etc. To solve this problem just get a couple of galvanised tent pegs and push … Read more A Tip To Stop Poultry Tipping Up Their Feeders

A Set Of Questions To Consider If Your Hen Is Poorly

One of our farmingfriends forum members recently posted about her poorly hen and was seeking advice on what might be the matter. She let us know as much information as possible about her hen by answering a set of questions, which I thought was very useful. I thought that these were useful questions to consider … Read more A Set Of Questions To Consider If Your Hen Is Poorly