Cold weather also brings extra carbs including soft white bread, pre-breeding nestling food which I have added some uncooked porridge oatmeal when it is very cold and some free choice dishes of dry ABBA green. I like to keep the aviary cool till breeding season to prevent the hens from laying prematurely due to dietary stimulation.
My favorite 2014 Stafford hen is looking forward to a very happy and productive new year!
When I show my birds to non-bird people they always come back to this bird and tell me she is really special.
I like the way she has a light colored highlight on the edge of her crest over her eye and its on both sides evenly!