A few photos I snapped around our yard, today. Some of them are a bit fuzzy, (namely the ones of the chicks) because of fast moving subjects! Our blue Australorp chick, “Boomer.” I think that this one is a cockerel. He has the facial markings, the stance, and the body conformation of a […]
I’ve got two commercial laying hens in my flock. Rosie who is an ISA Brown and Boss, who is a black Ausrtralorp Utility. They were my original two hens, and when I got them, they were bought simply for the purpose of laying eggs and not really for any other reason. Commercial laying hens are […]
This information was posted on the Poultry Matters forums today and I felt it was so good that I should share it on my blog. by Michelle Hernandez I had been concerned about my flock and had already tried some serious measures. If I could have A/C, I thought, I wanted them to, as […]
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Antibiotics in animal nutrition are strongly under debate. In Europe they are no longer allowed but in other countries like the USA, they are still being used. Essential oils, derived from plants, have proven to be good alternatives and reduce antibiotic resistance in poultry. World Poultry – Chickens: Essential oils enhancing poultry performance.
Today is such a sweet relief from the earlier part of the week for us here at Hensington Palace! It has been very hot this week and the chickens have suffered a bit from heat stress, as I mentioned in my previous post. We’ve also had our Sussex hen, Bertha thinking about going broody on […]
Have you ever had one of those days when from the moment you got up in the morning, until the sun went down in the afternoon you just felt like you did nothing but run around doing a whole bunch of things but not accomplishing a whole lot? That was Friday at Hensington Palace! We’ve […]