Its almost felt like spring this last week no sign of rain and we have seen the sun every day. We have been really busy catching up on jobs you can't do in the wet and the ground is getting a well deserved break from the rain. Its been all hands on deck seeing as its half term and as a result we are ready to start hatching chicks and goslings. The new West of Engalnd geese are laying well and have fitted in with our existing flock, our two ganders looked very pleased to see them. We already have some fertile eggs in the incubator, I will try and get a video or some photos of the new goslings hatching as long as its not in the middle of the night. As promised I have attached a photo of one of the new girls (Florence).
Really excited this weekend as part our drive to refresh our breeding stock this year, we are travelling to Dorset tomorrow to buy two more POL West of England geese. We are going to make a new breeding trio with one of our unrelated ganders this will allow us to have two lots of unrelated breeding flocks. Isabel is so excited, she can’t wait to go and collect them. I will post pictures of our new arrivals when they are settled in. If both flocks are still laying when I have filled in incubator we will be selling the remaining eggs.
From city slickers to country dwellers. My husband and I, along with our three wonderful children, moved down to Cornwall six years ago. We gave up decent jobs, went back to university, took on an allotment as a bit of fun and decided to keep some chickens.