That 'time of year' is now- Autumn. The time when most, if not all of the year's young stock have sold. When breeding for the year has ended, the incubators have been turned off, the houses are empty, have been thoroughly cleaned, repaired and treated ready for the next breeding season. When the birds are in moult and egg production has slowed down. When there is a little more time to 'take stock' and make plans for the year ahead and to look back at the year just ended.
2020 - what a year it has been. A year no one saw coming. A year of lockdown and self distancing.
A year which saw an increased interest in poultry keeping, awareness of food production and self sufficiency.
We look ahead to 2021 with uncertainty, not knowing what lies ahead but we will plan as we have in previous years. Assessing the quality of the young birds we kept back as replacements, either to join the laying flock or as potential breeders.
For now we will continue to care for the birds we have, take them through the winter, look forward to the young pullets coming into lay and enjoy the less busy times and may be 'blog' on a more regular basis......watch this space.
To all my customers old and new who have supported me through what has been the most unusual of years, Thank You x