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Beating Boredom: Fun Ideas for Chickens During Flockdown
As avian flu season looms, the anticipation of a lockdown to safeguard our flocks from potential outbreaks becomes a reality for many poultry keepers. The cases of bird flu are currently much lower in the UK in 2023 than they have been for the last two...
Natural Ways to Keep Your Chickens Healthy: A Comprehensive Guide
Chickens, just like any other animals, need proper care to stay healthy. On our smallholding in East Sussex, we've found that alongside traditional treatments, natural remedies can be incredibly effective in maintaining the health of our flock. Here's...
A Day in the Life at East Sussex Smallholders: Beyond Our Workshop
Today, we're taking a break from discussing our popular 'Smallholding for Beginners' workshop at East Sussex Smallholders to explore the daily realities of smallholding life. This blog aims to paint a realistic picture of what you can expect from this...
Discovering Duck Eggs: A Nutritious Alternative for Chicken Egg Allergies
Food allergies are a common hurdle, and for those sensitive to chicken eggs, finding a nutritious alternative can often be a tall order. Duck eggs have surfaced as a viable option for some. In this post, we'll explore the potential of duck eggs as a...
Chicken Housing: Built-In Runs vs. Free Range – A Detailed Comparison
When it comes to poultry keeping, one of the most important decisions you'll make is the type of housing and outdoor space for your chickens. The choice often boils down to a chicken house with a built-in run versus a standalone chicken house with free-ranging...