Mini Gate Hurdle – Practical Project

When we first moved to this house the garden was pretty much neglected and, in places verging on derelict. A visiting friend once commented on the fact it also seemed to be plagued with ash saplings springing up in all manner of places. Now ash saplings can be problem in a garden but by the …

Moulting… aka getting oven ready

Late summer, early autumn sees the onset of the annual moult for chickens. If you are a first time keeper this can appear rather alarming when first encountered especially in some breeds who seem to literally drop all their feathers overnight. This dramatic transformation into an oven ready bird can send the uninitiated keeper into …