Wild ducks, such as mallards lay eggs between now and the end of July. The female duck will build a nest from leaves and grasses and line it with down plucked from her breast. Usually, she will lay a clutch of around 12 eggs, over a period of 2-3 weeks. After each egg is added, the clutch is covered to protect it from predators and she will sit on her eggs until they hatch after 28 days. Now is the perfect time to introduce a duck house or duck box either floating on your pond or at the edge of ...Read More
Give a little thought to the insects in the gardens
Many gardeners consider taking care of the wild garden birds in their garden but the insects that also inhabit the garden are given less thought, although they bring many benefits to our environment. Did you know that 8 out of 10 wildflowers could disappear without insect pollination or that over its lifetime, a ladybird may consume as many as 5,000 aphids?
Benefits of Insect Hotels
Encouraging biodiversity is good for the ecological balance in t...Read More
Are you joining in the RSPB birdwatch this weekend? Can we count our chickens and ducks?
Here's the link if you would like to join in:-
Following a number of requests for a pressure treated hen house with run, we have just introduced a new chicken or duck house with run to our range and we think you will love it!
This poultry keeping unit is ideal for the back garden poultry keeper or smallholder. It is ideal for housing chickens or ducks and is robustly constructed from pressure treated timber and with an Onduline roof covering the chicken house and the attached run. Measuring approximately 14 foot long and 4 foot deep plus nest...Read More
Keeping chickens will add life to your garden and provide you with hours of pleasure, whether it be from collecting their eggs or simply watching them scratching around. You might even find yourself talking to them! They will certainly talk to you and once they get to know you, they will come running to you on sight.
They are easy and cheap to feed and their eggs will provide you with the ingredients for a variety of meals - what more could you ask for?
Chickens do not need a hug...