Monday, March 22, 2010

Poultry North Fife 2010

Poultry north fife. We have two kinds, purchased a few weeks old as layers. They free range in the garden and have become dominant over the ducks which waddle away if approached. The two larger birds (black orpingtons cross) are cockerels and as they approach maturity will start fighting. One of them will have to go. The other three are Isa Browns.

These are the ducks that share the same ground with the poultry converting a lawn into a tufted mire. The ducks have taken to sheltering under cover due to over flights from various raptors, Sparrowhawks and Buzzards. Now the weather is improving egg production is gathering apace so we are now in a good weekly surplus.
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