Going back to my roots

One of the main things we wanted to do to prepare the orchard for the chickens was to make sure they had plenty of grass. When it comes to free range eggs one of the most notable characteristics is the deep orange yellow colour of the yolks. Grass certainly plays its part in creating that colour, alongside the maize that they get in mixed corn. Also, it is just fun to see them scrabbling in the turf. It looks like it is more of a challenge for their powerful claws, and I can’t help thinking that it must be good exercise for them. We earmarked an area of ground around… Read More

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