Having a few hens in the garden or on the allotment is more popular today than almost any other time in history. There is a chance to learn more about the benefits of keeping chickens at Toby’s Garden Festival where Nestera, specialists in high quality chicken coops and ‘Chickens to your Door’ will be exhibiting for the first time.
Home reared, fresh eggs have a superior taste and higher levels of nutrition than those that are factory farmed, mainly due to their regular access to grass.
If you are a keen vegetable or fruit grower it seems almost criminal NOT to keep a small flock to help gobble up weeds, insects and windfalls. Any leftovers from the vegetable patch will be warmly welcomed by your flock too.
Come and see Nestera at Toby’s Garden Festival on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 April at Powderham Castle.