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Home to roost

Home to roost after many years away. We welcome our parents to Red Barn free range chicken farm, may your stay here be LONG and HAPPY!

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Chickens don’t like the heat

Chickens really don’t like the heat. They don’t sweat so its hard for them to keep cool. Free range chickens take regular dust baths in the heat. Heatwaves cause people and chickens to become increasingly bad-tempered.

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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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Just what is free range?

There is no legislation as to exactly how to grow free-range chicken! The best I could find from SA Poultry is the following guideline, which is pretty vague but better than nothing! An extract about Free Range as taken from the Southern African Poultry Association CODE OF PRACTICE 2000. MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR FREE RANGE PRODUCTION International research has identified five …

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Red Barn’s new chicken blog

Filip and I have decided to start a blog and share our experiences growing our little FREE RANGE chicken business, here in George on the Garden Route, South Africa.  Hopefully there will be lots of useful information for those looking to find out more about back yard chicken farming, growing chickens in a humane and caring way and how to …