My quail finally started laying again yesterday after their (long) winter hiatus so I thought I would write a little bit about how to use different kinds of eggs in baking and cooking. Lots of people can find the differences daunting but it’s actually pretty simple. I keep quail and bantam hens and a friend…… Continue reading Eggs is eggs
It’s bad news for the girls as DEFRA have announced today that the 30 day Prevention Zone that was due to come to an end on Friday will now be extended until at least the 28th February. This follows the discovery of birds infected with the highly contagious H5N8 strain in England, Scotland and Wales…… Continue reading Bird Flu: DEFRA Prevention Zone Extended
Quail are lovely little birds to keep. They’re all little characters, though much scattier and wilder than chickens. They are much easier to keep then hens though. Housing: They don’t require much space. The minimum requirement is 1 square foot per bird. I use a two story guinea pig cage for mine, which would allow…… Continue reading Keeping Quail
When I first got my allotment,in fact, one of the deciding factors in signing up to begin with, was chickens. I could finally keep chickens! We’d had hens when I was a kid and I had always yearned after keeping them again, the idea of chicken cuddles and fresh eggs was a great motivator. And so…… Continue reading The Chicken Coop Saga
This blog is all about charting the changes I’ve been making to my lifestyle over the last six months and the developments that are yet to come. I hope to be happier, more in tune with my environment and more self sufficient. The last six months have been a roller coaster and nothing has helped…… Continue reading Welcome!