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Albans Barnyard

Albans Barnyard

Albans Barnyard is a smallholding where we have a prizewinning flock of Jacob sheep, North Devon Red Ruby cattle, pigs & poultry. We also have a luxury 4 star holiday cottage to let, winner of Visit England ROSE award 2017.

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1 week ago
Albans Barnyard

Cockerels – we hatched some chickens last year & now have the inevitable surplus of cockerels! These are beautiful pure bred boys who are far too nice to end up as dinner – there is a choice of Silver Laced Wyandottes (brown egg layers) or Exchequer Leghorns (white egg layers). These will be free to a good home but they need to go as soon as possible as chickens have to go into lockdown on Monday and there’s far too many boys for our hens!πŸ”πŸ“πŸ£πŸ₯πŸ“ See MoreSee Less

Cockerels - we hatched some chickens last year & now have the inevitable surplus of cockerels! These are beautiful pure bred boys who are far too nice to end up as dinner - there is a choice of Silver Laced Wyandottes (brown egg layers) or Exchequer Leghorns (white egg layers). These will be free to a good home but they need to go as soon as possible as chickens have to go into lockdown on Monday and theres far too many boys for our hens!πŸ”πŸ“πŸ£πŸ₯πŸ“Image attachment

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Sarah Ribchester

Where are you based?

I saw them today. Standing on the garden fence. Absolutely stunning. Keighley Hill . Do you want one?

4 weeks ago
Albans Barnyard

We won some more rosettes today!
The results of the Southern Region Jacob Sheep Society Flock competition were announced & we won Best Ewe Lambs!!πŸ₯‡πŸ†
We also came second in the large flock trophy, second best ram lamb (Millvale Storm), 3rd Best ram (Lanesend Barnabus) & 4th best ewe.πŸ₯ˆπŸ₯‰
We are really thrilled with this as we were up against some really stiff competition & some much larger flocksπŸ™‚
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We won some more rosettes today! 
The results of the Southern Region Jacob Sheep Society Flock competition were announced & we won Best Ewe Lambs!!πŸ₯‡πŸ†
We also came second in the large flock trophy, second best ram lamb (Millvale Storm), 3rd Best ram (Lanesend Barnabus) & 4th best ewe.πŸ₯ˆπŸ₯‰
We are really thrilled with this as we were up against some really stiff competition & some much larger flocksπŸ™‚

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Well done πŸ‘πŸ»

Fabulous! Well done xx

Brilliant, well done πŸ₯³

Excellent! Congratulations!

Bravo πŸ‘πŸ†πŸŽ–

Well done x

Brilliant achievement!🌟🌟🌟

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4 weeks ago
Albans Barnyard

What a week! The dry weather has been our friend & it’s been all about getting the cows’ winter quarters ready. We’ve been having great fun using our new toy to muck out their shelter (really pleased not to have to do that by hand!) & digging a trench across the footpath & field so we can connect their water trough to the big water tank so we don’t have to use hoses or bowsers any more (hooray!).
They are now all happily munching the fresh pastureπŸ‚πŸ‚
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What a week! The dry weather has been our friend & its been all about getting the cows winter quarters ready. Weve been having great fun using our new toy to muck out their shelter (really pleased not to have to do that by hand!) & digging a trench across the footpath & field so we can connect their water trough to the big water tank so we dont have to use hoses or bowsers any more (hooray!). 
They are now all happily munching the fresh pastureπŸ‚πŸ‚Image attachmentImage attachment

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Glad to see you allowed Si to have a go Lesley πŸ˜‰

Sure beats being stuck in the office πŸ˜‰πŸ˜

That's great news. Glad it is working well for you – it looked great Lesley Pope and Simon Pope. Been meaning to say a big thank you for the sausages and bacon last month. We had the Cumberland sausages that night, have just this last week eaten the sausages (Lincolnshire) and they were the absolute BEST. Wish we lived nearer or you did deliveries πŸ™‚

2 months ago
Albans Barnyard

After yesterday’s scanning the empty cow & our young heifer both came into season (bulled) today! Fingers crossed that ‘ten’ holds this time & ‘Blackjack’ takes on her first A.I. πŸ€žπŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ€žπŸ‚πŸ‚ See MoreSee Less

After yesterdays scanning the empty cow & our young heifer both came into season (bulled) today! Fingers crossed that ten holds this time & Blackjack takes on her first A.I. πŸ€žπŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ€žπŸ‚πŸ‚

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2 months ago
Albans Barnyard

Hooray, the cows were scanned this morning & one is pregnant – and on her first AI cycle! Shame it wasn’t both but never mind, it often takes more than one go..πŸ‚πŸ™‚πŸ‚πŸ˜’ See MoreSee Less

Hooray, the cows were scanned this morning & one is pregnant - and on her first AI cycle! Shame it wasnt both but never mind, it often takes more than one go..πŸ‚πŸ™‚πŸ‚πŸ˜’
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