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Category Archives: chicks
We’re very proud of this determined little fellow!
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.
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
Pictures of the latest Oak Tree Chicks! A delightful mixed selection of our home bred dual purpose meat and egg chickens (because we don’t want to kill day old boy chicks as usually happens for commercial egg production). Thank you … Continue reading
The observant CSA member may have notied Joanne’s other half, Richard, more busy than usual with all kinds of boxes of electronic gadgetry at the farm: a box of strange looking control panels has appeared in the main shed and … Continue reading
Richard’s new incubution monitoring device is working a treat… the number of chicks hatching here is just incredible! Ixworths, Speckled Sussexes, Boris’s (our Buff Sussex Cockerel) offspring…. and we still have more Ixworths and Golden Lace Orpingtons on the way! … Continue reading
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
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.
Baby chicks need to be kept warm, a bit like our seedlings. I “harden them off” like propagator raised seedlings too, lowering the temperature of their home each day. They are now big enough to go outside in my back … Continue reading