Heritage Hens – with Nick Holmes

On Sunday in March, Carol and I went to visit Nick Holmes at his home in Taieri Mouth. Nick is running a food forest with heritage hens as part of the ecological system. He’s passionate about the benefits that the heritage dual purpose chickens bring – robust health, resistance to disease, dual purpose for meat (usually the roosters) and eggs, and resilience in terms of genetic diversity. Nick’s hens include Langshan, Leghorn and New Hampshire Red.
You can listen to the PODCAST on Heritage Hens with Nick. Please contact Maureen on ecolivinginaction@gmail.com

Happily roosting – the large black hens are Langshans, the young brown chickens are New Hampshires and the small ones are Old English Game bantams

New Hampshire Red posing

New Hampshire Red posing

Chick house with fruit in the foreground

Chick house with pear tree in the foreground

Nick and Maureen by the stoat proof hen house

Nick and Maureen by the stoat proof hen house

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