Recognise these characters?

I get sent quite a few bits of poultry paraphernalia from kit, to houses, dietary supplements to books as I’m always more than happy to give things a field trial on my own flocks. I’ll always give the stuff a good go and let the supplier know my thoughts, no matter how candid. Lets face …

10 things you wanted to know about chickens but were afraid to ask – 2#

Culling chicks in a backyard or smallholding scenario is something you need to know how to do. You might need to do it because the bird is sick or perhaps as is the truth, it’s a male bird and you don’t need it and its unsuitable for the table (see part 1). Not many books …

Random Poultry Pictures

The sun was out this morning and, despite the frosty start the light was very good for a few random snaps of some the various birds I have. This young Red Pyle Brahma gives away his ancestry somewhat with a heroic stance. Originally developed as a meat breed they soon became much more ornamental but …

OMG! OEG, AOV, FCB BOB…. WTF? Some Poultry Acronyms explained

The world of poultry and poultry breeding is no different from any other hobby or pastime in that its littered with acronyms and abbreviations. They can all seem a bit daunting at first be it flicking through a show catalogue or perusing "For Sale" ads however, just like most acronyms, once you know what they mean it all …