Category Archives: chickens

The first Oak Tree Chicks of 2016 – cheep, cheep!

To learn more about our lovely duel purpose, high welfare ethical chickens (and far more about the farm!) please take our virtual farm tour here.  

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Annual Guided Farm Tour 2015

Thank you to everyone who joined out annual guided farm tour yesterday, and welcome to our new members who signed up on the day! We are now inviting a strictly limited number of new members to join the farm Community … Continue reading

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The 2015 Oak Tree chicks are at the farm!

Here at The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm we breed our own chicks laid by our own ladies and fathered by our magnificent cockerels! We do this because we are improving our “dual purpose” chickens, that is chickens that are … Continue reading

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A sunny January Saturday on the farm!

We had a beautiful day of sunshine last Saturday for our weekly members’ working party, and we had a great time while getting lots of work done right at the beginning of the new growing season… there is still time … Continue reading

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Nothing goes to waste at The Oak Tree!

CSA member Frans caught The Oak Tree “food waste” hierachy in action… our pigs enjoying discarded leaves from the Friday harvest. Nothing goes to waste at The Oak Tree! Another photo from Frans… this chicken has enjoyed as much of … Continue reading

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Waste not, want not…

There is a theme of “waste not, want not” at The Oak Tree this week. Many thanks to Sara, Oliver and Paddy (Glyn) at Ipswich Borough Council for very kindly giving ten old wheelie bins to The Oak Tree! They … Continue reading

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Storm St Jude at The Oak Tree

A huge thank you to everyone who spend last weekend battening down the hatches at the farm in preparation for Storm St Jude. The scene this afternoon was far less catastrophic than I had feared: all the animals were fine, … Continue reading

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More chicks on the way

Every year, around the time that the second batch of chicks reach the “life is so exciting and we can fly” stage I vow that this will be the last batch of chicks for the year. Don’t get me wrong … Continue reading

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Chicks arrival at the Farm

The chicks, rapidly outgrowing their accomadation at my home, moved up to the farm, by bike trailer, yesterday! Here they are, enjoying their new home.    

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New chicks!

Our new chicks! So far we have a dozen baby chicks, with more on the way. A mix of our own Oak Tree chicks and also some from eggs bought in. We are working on developing new improved dual purpose … Continue reading

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