sara | March 27, 2009
My farmingfriend, Sandy from across the pond, has been emailing me about her guinea fowl and it is interesting that my guinea fowl in the UK have just started to lay at a day or two after Sandy’s.
I have one male for sure now, as the mating season obviously has begun!!! I believe the [...]
sara | February 17, 2009
Ducks like to lay in a rounded nest with plenty of nesting material. Domestic ducks don’t always like to lay in nest boxes especially if they have to climb into the box, so will wild ducks lay in a nest box or man-made nest?
I live in a property with a small river flowing through next [...]
sara | May 28, 2008
Guinea fowl prefer to nest outdoors in natural surroundings.
Outdoor nesting sites are usually on the ground and well hidden in hedgerows or amongst nettles or tall grasses.
Egg laying in guinea fowl may begin as early as the end of February in the UK, but usually from March through to September or early October.
Guinea hens can [...]
sara | April 13, 2008
I dedicate this post to my friend Trisha or should I call her Birdy Trish over at Bird Table News who I know will be very interested to hear which birds are beginning to nest in my area.
In the last week or two I have noticed alot of activity with the birds. I have seen a great many [...]
sara | May 24, 2007
The swallows are back and nesting in the “cat” barn.
I noticed a couple of swallows had returned around the end of April, but it wasn’t until the last two weeks that I began to notice more of them circling the sky around the yard.
Last year the swallows made a nest in the roof of the [...]
admin | May 9, 2007
Hatty The Hen seems to have found herself a new nest site. Up until last week she has been laying her eggs regularly on the silage wrap mountain, but since last Wednesday I have not collected any eggs from this nest site.
At first I thought that the magpies had found this nest and were taking [...]