Poultry Food and the Chicken Roundabout


A Local Legend, Poultry Food and the Chicken Roundabout A roundabout near Bungay in Suffolk was once famous for it chickens! The A143-B1332 roundabout acquired a chicken population which were thought to have escaped from a local allotment. There were as many as 300 chickens on the roundabout at one time and it became something […]

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Pet Bird Food and Feather Plucking


How to Stop Feather Plucking in Pet Birds Many pet birds exhibit obsessive behaviour and will pull out their own feathers. This unfortunate tendency can prevent feathers from growing normally. The birds which self-mutilate will develop patches of bare skin but the head feathers remain as they cannot be reached by the bird. Occasionally birds […]

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Racing Pigeon Floor Dressing for a Royal Loft


A New Pigeon Loft for the Queen’s Pigeons The Royal Lofts at Sandringham are regarded as one of the finest breeding centres for racing pigeons in the world. The royal pigeons frequently race with great success and served as carriers during both world wars. Clearly the royal birds receive the finest care including the best […]

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Racing Pigeon Food and The Queen


Racing Pigeon Donated by the Queen Schoolchildren in Blackburn were recently left in tears after a cat wiped out all but one of their racing pigeons. The pupils of Longshaw Primary School were left devastated after the incident. The racing pigeons had been introduced to the school last year following a visit by Peter Hargreaves, […]

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Wild Bird Sunflower Hearts and Robins


All About Robins If you provide wild bird sunflower hearts for the visitors to your garden then you are almost certain to see robins from time to time. Robins (Erithacus rubecula) are probably Britain’s favourite wild birds and their distinctive red breasts are always a welcome site. Synonymous with Christmas, but resident all year round, […]

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Wild Bird Products


Wild Birds Will Enhance Your Urban Soundtrack This year I travelled to Slovenia for my summer holiday. This fabulous country is sparsely populated and much of the land is forested. Traffic is light and there is a genuine sense of peace just about wherever you happen to be. As you walk along the trails in […]

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Could your Chicken Coop get you in Hot Water?


Falling Fowl of Restrictive Covenants – Why Your Chicken Coop Could Be Prohibited After several decades of an inexorable progression towards lifestyles geared for convenience, many people are now moving back to basics. People are seeing the benefits of cooking their own food rather than microwaving ready meals and they are growing their own produce. […]

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Egg Boxes and Bovec Cheese


When You Need to Take Egg Boxes on a Mountain Hike Discovering the unexpected is one of the great delights of hiking in the mountains. There are always surprises at every turn. These are usually of the natural variety but there is one hike in the Julian Alps of Slovenia where a small farm is […]

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Pet Bird Cages and New Boyfriends


Pet Bird Loses Out to New Boyfriend On the face of it parrots are an appealing proposition. Colourful, characterful and intelligent, they are popular pets but they are also a huge responsibility. Parrots require constant stimulation and can live for 70 years and more. They are, in fact, unsuitable for most households and many end […]

Thursday, July 14th, 2016