As part of the egg and table chicken drive I have pleasure in welcoming 2 new chickens and their fine cockerel to the farm. Their previous owner was quite convinced that their egg laying days were over but I have got 4 beautiful eggs from them in their first 4 days and look forward to many more. This is probably due to the conditions they were sleeping in if they do not get a weekly clean out and fresh straw no matter how nice there day time conditions are they stop egg production a good warning to any one thinking of keeping animals you have to get out and look after them morning and night 7 days a week and in the winter this is not for the faint hearted.
The whole farm idea really took off from chickens, we got the first 5 girls and the colenel in part payment for a bit of work I did for a family. After that all the rest of the chickens and cockerels have been giveaways. But now armed with the incubator, many thanks to Chris for that, I should be able to start raising some new homegrown egg layers and some chickens for the freezer. There is a growing air of discontent with the all pork diet!!