Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Newcomer in Fancy Fowl magazine

Grant Brereton, editor of Fancy Fowl asked me to write an article as 'The Newcomer' about Poultry Showing for Beginners and I was in Septembers issue!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Kilo is all grown up

I went to see Kilo my pet sheep earlier and he's all grown up now!

He lives with a couple of Pygmy goats, Dave and Wendy, a few other sheep and some chickens and is living the life of Riley.
We had a BBQ at the field and he came and sat at our feet, probably waiting for food, for a good few hours while we chatted away!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Ex Battery Hens; Then and Now

Took a couple photos of the Ex Batt girls earlier and realised how much they've changed since I got them from the BHWT.
They were from the last batch of hens rescued from the old-style battery cages in December '11.

First there is Tracy Beaker with her twisted beak. She took a few weeks to start eating properly but copes ok now and has feathered up really well!
Then there is Justine, the friendliest and cheekiest one of them all! She's the only one to escape their Free Range area to come to our bit of the garden and see what's going on. She's feathered up really well compared to what she was but still hasn't moulted her wing feathers so they're still bare quills.
With the rest of the flock...

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Callum my bosses son was annoying me as I was mucking out the stables earlier so I've found the perfect way of keeping him quiet...

...I think I should stick to working with animals!