All the birds are getting ready to start breeding soon. We bought a pair of Muscovy ducks last summer (Darth and Padme) they had seven beautiful ducklings hatch last September and all are doing very well. We have therefore decided to use Padme to hatch the West of England eggs this spring. Speaking of West of England’s we lost four to a mink in October 3 girls, it got in through the gaps in the corrugated roof, I wouldn't have thought that possible. All it did was
bite them on the back of the neck and drink the blood what a waste. Therefore this year we will only have very small numbers of eggs and no birds available until I replace the lost girls. I am grafting some apple trees from our cider
apple tree in February; I will post a video on how I do it, when I get a minute. Better get back to it while there is a gap in the rain.