Despite the dreadful weather the birds are on track, most are now laying and the cockerels are treading the hens. At the weekend I am hoping to add a few Exchequer Leghorn eggs to the incubator as a test hatch.
All the pullets are now at the yard and the spare young cockerels culled, so the growers pen at home is empty. It will be rested and the arks ( when they have eventually dried out) will be treated ready for this years youngsters.It is very strange not having any birds at home.
Over the next few weeks i am hoping to add a few trees to some of the grass pens giving the birds extra shelter, shade, sense of security and in the Autumn fallen fruit to enjoy.
For now though we will sit and ride out the storm hoping for better weather soon.
Happy New Year .