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How to Keep Your Chickens Warm in Very Cold Weather
With an Arctic freeze on its way and temperatures plummeting, it's crucial to give extra care to our feathered friends. Normally, chickens are adept at keeping warm, thanks to their feathered coats. However, during extreme cold, they need our help to...
Hatching Posted Fertile Duck Eggs In An Incubator
Every spring in we inundated with requests for fertile duck eggs, and people regularly purchase our duck hatching eggs online from our home-reared flocks of ducks, including our Cayuga, Muscovy, Khaki Campbell and Call Ducks. As duck eggs are tricky...
Quail Eggs: A Smallholder's Delight at East Sussex Smallholders
We love Quails eggs here, a large part of our farm focusing on quail hatching eggs, but we also sell quail eggs for eating too… today,as we maybe think about a nice Boxing Day buffet, we're excited to share with you the wonders of quail eggs – small...
Featured In The Country Smallholder Magazine December '23 - How We Rear Our Own Turkeys for Meat
I'm excited to chat with you about a special piece of our life at East Sussex Smallholders that's been featured in Country Smallholder Magazine. It's all about how we rear turkeys – but it's more than just farming; it's about the joy and simplicity of...
My Chicken is Gasping for Air... Is it Gapeworm?
When it comes to caring for chickens in a typical backgarden flock, understanding their behaviour is key. Chickens naturally try to hide any signs of illness to avoid appearing weak in the flock, which can lead to them being picked on. This means that...