Saturday 3 April 2021

Poultry Out Of Lockdown!

So this week the poultry could come back out and free range! Woop! 

It hasn't been too bad as I have lots of pens, but I was desperate to get the ducks out of the polytunnel! 
They had really trashed the place! I got their coop outside and they've been sunning themselves out on the long grass, basically loving life! 

I managed to spend a few hours in there today to find the paths again! Now I have to decide what I'm going to do to prepare the beds. Part of me doesn't want to add anything - I have a feeling that the duck muck will be potent enough - so I think that just turning it over a bit might be enough (it's pretty compacted from them walking on there for 3 months). 

 I'm looking forward to seeing this filled with tomatoes and cucumbers in the summer! The children's all-you-can-eat buffet!


  1. Well, I am excited for you Kevin! Looks promising!

    1. Hopefully we'll get much more put of it. We did well last year but the supports fell down towards the end. I think we can get much more if we don't try to be so greedy with the number of plants in there.

  2. Kevin if you hzve never heard of them, do some reading on Polyface Farms. They get their animals to do the 'fertilizing and composting' more or less were needed. I encountered them in a book called The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Polan.

  3. I've watched quite a few videos about polyface farm. I love their vision. I just worry the duck muck might be a bit rich compared to rabbit muck. That said it didn't smell too strong. I might chuck a green manure down and see what growth I can get for a month before I need to get the plants in.


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