I’ve put two of the three chicken areas on my land and secured them from foxes. Put some meat in to see if I could get a fox to break in and was rather perplexed when I found the meat gone but no sign of forced entry or exit. I’m guessing something smaller consumed the meat and left me clueless.
At this moment I’m trying to decide what chicken breeds to put in these two cages. I want to have eggs and meat from the both of them and am happy to have one for eggs and one for meat. I quite liked my Warrens for eggs but it seems they are a hybrid and thus I can’t get a cockerel for them. If I got a cockerel to cross breed with them then I can’t guarantee continuity from the eggs if the cockerel popped off. So I’m looking at what it means to have Warrens and will revisit them for the third cage.
The two I am looking at the moment are;
Rhode Island Reds
They are said to be good for Eggs and Meat being reasonably large birds that lay well. The cocks weigh in at 3.9kg with the hens at 2.9kg. Eggs weigh about 56g and about 300 a year are laid.
These are said to be good for meat being very large birds, weights have been recorded up to 8kg for cocks and 6kg for hens. Average weight is 5.5kg cocks and 4.5kg hens. They are heavy birds that are known as the King of Chickens. Eggs weigh about 55g to 60g and about 180 a year are laid.
As they are both pure breeds you can get cocks and hens that breed true and keep going with them.
In the meantime I’ll investigate what I can do with the warrens for when I install the third cage.
Next problem up is ducks. I want some ducks as well. I want Muscovy ducks and some Aylesbury ducks. Not a problem both are readily available but I’m puzzling over how to keep them. I could cage them but they need a lot of water. Not a problem as I have a pond but I’m wondering how to use the pond plus protect the ducks from foxes and prevent them escaping.
I have a few ideas about large cages that can overlap the pond but as the pond is currently emptying because of the heat I wonder how big a gap it will create. Certainly the ducks will escape, considering some chicken wire dipped into the pond a few feet to stop that but will the fox be able to enter by swimming under the wire?
Any thoughts on this? Chickens and/or ducks.
With the cries of doom and gloom from our useless politicians we can be glad that we are ahead of the curve and have been prepping for both WWIII, The UK drifting off into the North Sea and falling off the continental shelf as well as the economic issues such as the collapse of the pound and us all having to pay more for, well, everything. Oh and your dog will undoubtedly die as well. Obviously it is the EUSSR keeping it alive.
At least being preppers we have a head start on preparing for all of these, well, except for your dog dying as I am sure we have taken steps to avoid that.
Of course none of that is going to happen. Project Fear is simply capitalising on our fears and literally making up stories that do not stand up to scrutiny but as usual our reliable MSM don’t even ask the basic questions.
The fact is an exit will reduce our risks by slowing the invasion to a manageable level and allowing the dozy general public to catch up and realise what is going and to me that and that alone is reason enough to leave the EUSSR.
If we don’t I have no doubt that in a few years we will have a BNP style government and there will be violence and death in the UK.
As we get closer to the EU referendum in June we are seeing all sorts of claims by the traitors on remain as to what is likely to happen when we leave ranging from WWIII by that useless git Cameron to costs of £1500 a year increases in the cost of living from the bean counters. Those same bean counters that predicted a growth rate in 2016 of and then revised it down and only a few months later another downward change. They really are accurate prophets and only in politics can they actually class themselves as the experts in this area with such an abysmal record.
In my view the single most important reason for leaving the EUSSR is immigration. We can reduce the intake of invaders to what we want and we do not have to accept any quotas from the politburo.
Even if nothing else changes, the millions per day we give to the EU and the stupid regulation on banana straightness and the pending legislation that the EU is holding back until after the referendum is enacted by the bunch of traitorous clowns we call our government that one reason is enough.
I think our government actually loves the legislation that is created. It gives them a reason to tax us and fine us so they will likely keep a lot of it or replace it with stupid legislation of our own to match but at least we will get the ability to vote them out and make our voices heard on every aspect of the changes.
In addition the people are waking up all over the world people are rebelling against the professional political class and voting for nationalist parties. So when Cameron and his ilk are out we are likely to see nationalist parties take over and start to make the changes we want in the world.
For the US trump seems to be that step. For us and the rest of Europe Brexit will be that step. We won’t get another chance before it collapses under its own weight and I believe that the UK voting out may trigger that collapse earlier than it would because our funding is critical to keep it afloat.
Make sure you make the right choice for you and your family for the next few generations and vote for Out. It makes sense to everyone in the UK except the politicians who can see the trough being removed and the gravy train stopping.
It’s bank holiday weekend. I’m all ready to go up to the woods and plant some more fruit trees and bushes as well as finishing off a few other things and it has been pouring down for the last few days and is even raining as I speak.
My plans did include down time where I spent some time inside doing the tasks I have put aside such as building brood boxes for the bees and other such tasks. Stuff I don’t need now but it needs done eventually.
I’ve not won the lottery again either so I still have to speak to friends and family and make sure everything mundane like washing clothes and tidying up is done.
As for today it looks like I’m going to be spending my time making brood boxes, building some frames for the raised beds and painting everything I can. As its a bank holiday I’ll probably slack off and spend some time browsing the web and sending emails out to people.
Bit of a wet squib. Although on the bright side, the plants are getting watered and we have plenty to drink. Global warming sure is wet.