I wasn't suggesting you shouldn't feed them. I still feed the chickens here three times a day with an 18% protein, 1% calcium all flock type feed.
Even in winter here, okay, we don't get the big snow and big freeze like you do, but the chickens still forage for about 40% of their shit weight to...
Good evening Cafe.
I've made tea. Help yourselves.
The rockery in front of the main house is falling down. Water has got behind the stones and washed out stones that I can't even lift!
Another lovely day here. Lots of stuff thinks it's spring.
Notch with Donk and Knock.
Donk (black and whitsih) Knock, Donks daughter.
Donk is about as feral as they get in the mixed breeds. I don't know what she eats. I hardly ever see her eating the commercial feed. I check her crop most nights when she's roosting; can't get that near to her during the day, and her crop is...
Left to right. Cherry, Almond, White Oak.
All these woods split easily when drying from green unless the ends are sealed.
Here the old school woodworkers used to tar the ends and dry lifted off the ground and covered with plant foliage which was kept slightly damp. There is a real art to drying...