Poultry

These days we only keep a few hens for eggs and once a year we run a batch of meat birds to keep the freezer stocked with chicken.

 

For the laying hens we go for ex free raange hens from a local farm  They are normally only kept up to 18 months and we get them then and they continue to lay well and suit our needs.

We also have collection of ducks.  We mostly keep Aylesbury ducks as meat birds and also for the displays as well as runner ducks (which are just cute and not much else!)