Jackie has always wanted chickens, but we felt that the courtyard was not the place to keep them. Step in our neighbours Meg and Simon, they have chickens and in November last year we first helped out on feeding duty.
Subsequent conversations over supper brought in the concept of a poultry partnership… they have the field, hen hut and some chickens…we have a deep desire to have all of those things! You may ask what are we bringing to the table? well, looking after them takes time and some commitment and we can provide that which also gives them some time off. The concept has come to reality today; we attended a rare breed auction and fought of stiff competition with aggressive bidding and have successfully bought some fertilised eggs. These are now in to our poultry experts incubator and hopefully fluffy chicks are on the way. We have gone for some Buff Sussex and Blue Laced Wyandottes, these will be added to the existing chickens and so our poultry partnership is now a reality.