Feeding Mixed Corn to Chickens

Mixed corn is to chickens what chocolate is to many humans. Irresistible! My girls would be very happy if I stopped giving them layer’s pellets and instead allowed them to gorge on mixed corn from dawn to dusk. But, sadly like chocolate, corn should only be fed as a treat. Perhaps that’s what keeps it special!

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Fuchsia Pink Panther

Some plants seem to be like marmite but I didn’t think that the fuchsia fell into that category. It seems that perhaps they do. Yesterday I visited nursery and was amazed to see a stunning sea of pink blooming Fuchsia Pink Panther awaiting new homes.

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Red Mite Control Advice

Much as we chicken keepers enjoy the summer months the warmer weather is not without its problems. Possibly the biggest and most irritating, to hens and their humans, is the invasion of the red mite.

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july newsletter

July Newsletter

“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.”
– Lewis Grizzard

July is the beginning of that wonderful period when we get to eat what we’ve sown and grown. It’s the month when the delivery of veg boxes can be suspended as we enjoy our home-grown crops of tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, strawberries and more.

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Four raised beds filled with vegetables and herbs in Summer 2013

June Vegetable Garden

With the 21st June being the longest day this is a month of wonderfully long daylight hours, warmth and sunshine. Ideal conditions for plants to grow strongly. The flower garden will now be at its most colourful but it’s the June vegetable garden on which we will concentrate here.

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