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Postcard

[content_band padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][custom_headline type=”center” level=”h1″ looks_like=”h3″]{social-media} “whatever happened to a postcard?”[/custom_headline] [column type=”one-half” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px”] Hello to you all .. I recently received a handwritten letter in the post. What a treat! We are currently all so reliant on text messages, emails, Facebook, Twitter and all the different social media, that I almost forgot what it’s like to hold …

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Predators

[custom_headline type=”center” level=”h1″ looks_like=”h3″]Everything eats chicken[/custom_headline] [content_band padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][column type=”one-half” fade=”true” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px”] Hello to you all .. The badgers are back, yes two of them! They have been causing havoc in our laying hens houses and we are at our wits end.  It’s no fun picking up your precious hens every morning with their heads bitten in. It’s …

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When Pigs Fly

[content_band padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][column type=”one-half” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px”] “When pigs fly” is an adynaton, a way of saying that something will never happen. The phrase is often used for humorous effect, to scoff at over-ambition. I grew up believing I could fly. As a child, in my mind, I flew everywhere. I never told anyone, because they wouldn’t have understood. It’s only real …

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Karma – you reap what you sow

[column type=”one-half” fade=”true” fade_animation=”in-from-left” fade_animation_offset=”65px”] Hello to you all… [dropcap]I[/dropcap]n 2011, some of you may remember, we were betrayed by a “friend” who promised us the world, used us, then stole all our ideas and contacts. We tried to stay calm as he ploughed MANY MILLIONS into a so called “free range” chicken farm, just down the road from us. This was …

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Be Happy chickens

Happy chickens are stress free. Free range chickens are allowed to roam free and behave naturally as chickens should. This is the reason free range meat and eggs taste better.

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Bad Egg

[content_band padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][feature_headline type=”left” level=”h1″ looks_like=”h3″ icon=””]Bad-Egg “a troublemaker”[/feature_headline] Hello to you all…I had the misfortune to egg-sperience a bad egg yesterday! OMG I nearly died! I had forgotten how unpleasant it is. WHEW.. Like their human counterparts, in real LIFE, “bad eggs” HAPPEN, no matter how you try to avoid them.We try our best to never let a …

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Our chickens in 2014

[content_band padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][column type=”one-half” fade=”true” fade_animation=”in-from-top” fade_animation_offset=”65px”] LOVE to YOU ALL! and THANKS! Need some help? Place your order by phone? Call Anthea or Lindy on 044 876 0014 or e-mail us on info@redbarn.co.za Red Barn Online Shop Filip’s cell number is 084 4372 228 ps We’d rather “put socks on a banty rooster” than get on your bad side, so if …

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Big blue cock – London

Big blue cock erected on fourth plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square London mayor Boris Johnson unveils Katharina Fritsch’s Hahn/Cock, the latest artwork to fill square’s empty plinth There is simply no other way of putting it, and nor would earthy British wit have it any other way. A giant bright-blue cock – its feathers proudly upstanding, its coxcomb as stiff …

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Easy, FUN ways to cook eggs

The most important factors to consider when selecting your eggs is who cared for the chickens that laid them and how those chickens are raised. This is why knowing your food suppliers is so important.

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Netherlands bans beak trimming

Netherlands bans beak trimming in layer hens from 2018 The Netherlands aims to forbid the practice of beak trimming in layer hens as from September 2018. This was decided by agricultural minister Sharon Dijksma. Two parties in Parliament had asked for a ban as from 2015. Currently, the practice is tacitly allowed until 2021. The ban will be introduced gradually. …