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6:30pm Monday 2nd July 2012
Until they are feathered enough to withstand the climate. Gradually raise the heat lamp, checking all the time that they are not huddling under it (too cold). Turn it off on warm days and then on warm days and nights until finally you transfer the chicks to a sheltered and safe house and run, draught free but well ventilated. Continue to check they are not huddling. Remember ducklings too will need heat when they are in down (yellow and fluffy).
2:20pm Friday 29th June 2012
9:38pm Monday 25th June 2012
No, you don't, your hens will lay regardless of whether the eggs are fertile or not. If you don't breed and you want to dispense with noisy crowing, then don't have a cockerel. It's particularly unnecessary to have a cockerel if you are keeping hybrid hens for laying.
12:55pm Thursday 3rd May 2012
This weekend’s (6 and 7 May) British Asparagus Festival has been cancelled due to a severe shortage of asparagus being available. The incessant rain and floods has had a double whammy on Worcestershire’s quirky festival that normally sees thousands descending on the Vale of Evesham over the festival period.
11:25am Wednesday 18th April 2012
11:23am Wednesday 18th April 2012
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