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Yes, we started with the intention of leaving space for more chickens, but then ended up taking on extras from someone who was going to get rid of them because they weren't laying.
I think that there's a difference between killing an animal to eat it (which is fine imo, if done appropriately) and killing an animal because it has reached the end of its 'useful' life (not fine). We have only ex-bats at the moment, and they've pretty much stopped laying, but they're here for the ...
they look like they're in ok-ish shape Good luck with the introductions tomorrow. Mine had the ex-bat pellets to start with, and poultry spice while they were feathering up, but, like Jane, we switched to standard layers' pellets after the first sack.
My dh forgets that he likes sloe gin, so every year I drink most of it & then he realises he quite likes it when it's mostly gone
I think it makes sense to try to grow a few things that are more 'luxury' items iyswim - things that are more expensive to buy in the shops, or taste measurably better in the home-grown version. For me, tomatoes because of the bigger variety and flavour, salad because you can't beat absolutely fresh...
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