Herts, United Kingdom
As complete newbies to smallholding,can anyone advise on the best breed of chickens to start us off,as want chucks as layers only (don`t think i could dispatch any of my own birds!) We have go good design for henhouse from farmnext door,who run a strand of electric wire on the outsider perimiters of their pen to deter foxes about 8" from the ground,they also have 3 ducks in with the chucks and they all seem to get along.Sorry waffling on,so any suggestions re breed and age to purchase would be welcome.Also had wondered about cockerill? think it might cause too much noise? any suggestions?
- 15 Feb, 2009