Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Chickens' Love Pasta

Did you know that chickens' love pasta?
Well ours do and we like to give them some as an occasional treat.
You do have to be a bit careful though, because they can become so partial
to carbs that they won't want to eat their layers pellets and egg production
will go down. So it's a good idea to give each of them a handful of layers pellets
in the morning before serving treats.
Of course this doesn't apply to the chicks who will be on chick crumb.

Friday, 7 August 2009

Quail on The Chicken Daily

We are waiting patiently to see if our second broody hen
manages to hatch any of the eggs she is sitting on.
We should know after the weekend.
In the meantime here is a photograph of our quail.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Sunbathing Chicken

Apple one of our Amber Stars enjoying the all too infrequent sunshine.

Monday, 3 August 2009

Chicken Dust Bath

Chickens love their dust baths and of course they are essential to their wellbeing.
They bathe in dust to rid themselves of any nasty parasites
that may have attached themselves to their feathers.