sara | February 21, 2011
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 one [...]
sara | June 20, 2010
I am often asked why hens eat their eggs.
Egg eating can begin when a hen finds a broken egg.
They get a taste for the eggs, they really love the egg yolk and I wonder if this has nutrients in it that they crave.
Sometimes they do it out of boredom.
Here are some tips to try to [...]
sara | December 29, 2009
My friend Trisha from Birdtablenews has sent me a message on my farmingfriends twitter page to say, “We have 4 hens and can’t put them out because of a fox. We are in middle of fencing a small field that has a hen hut, do you think that putting up a large fence will [...]
sara | December 28, 2009
My hens have recently started to eat the duck eggs that are laid in the early morning before 8am. My hens and ducks are kept in the smae hut but I don’t want the hens to eat the duck eggs so I have been looking at tips to stop egg eating.
Gather eggs more frequently or [...]