Friday, 31 May 2019
We bought 22 chicks recently. They were about 10 days old at the time. All are hens. We failed last year to ensure we had a good supply of new layers for this year so these chicks will add to egg production from the autumn onwards.
Sadly, the incubator that had duck eggs in it broke down. It had only a week to go before the eggs were due to hatch. By the time I checked on them, the eggs were already cold. We had to throw them out and start again.
Tuesday, 21 May 2019
This is the latest video from our world of self-sufficiency - April was a month of very varied weather. We got new ducks, installed a battery to store power from our solar panels, took sick goats tot he vet and looked at buying some land. Lots happening!