A wide range

Country Smallholding - - Inside This Month - Si­mon McEwan, Ed­i­tor

This month we cover a wide range of top­ics in Poul­try.

On page 24 we follow up last month’s fea­tures about rear­ing chicks with some cau­tion­ary words from Sarah McKenzie, a poul­try provider from Sus­sex. Sarah’s ad­vice is to be re­al­is­tic – es­pe­cially when it comes to the in­evitabil­ity that half the off­spring will be male! The process of hatch­ing can in­deed be mag­i­cal, but best go into it with your eyes wide open.

Our fea­ture from the Bri­tish Wa­ter­fowl As­so­ci­a­tion, on page 7, looks at the keep­ing of wild­fowl, and the con­ser­va­tion chal­lenge that presents.

In Poul­try Pen on page 10, we go back to ba­sics and take a close look at the rec­om­mended daily, weekly and monthly rou­tines for car­ing for chick­ens.

Choos­ing where to buy poul­try can be chal­leng­ing, and this month, on page 18, we fo­cus on some of the larger providers.


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