I just love this photo – my dog has watched over the new chicks since they hatched – despite his reservations with the grown up chickens – he has become very protective of their offspring. This chick regularly sits on the top edge of their cardboard box, and he worries that it will jump out, so here he is nudging it back into the box!
This chick is 3 weeks old and is probably a pure breed Buff Sussex
These are some of the chicks at two days old, there are a couple of silkies in the batch, but most of them are the eggs from my own chickens – the Buff Sussex and Speckled Sussex shown below.
As they are free range, the chicks could be pure breeds or crosses of the two breeds – I will have to wait until they are fully grown to be sure, and am looking forward to seeing what the crosses look like – hopefully they will have interesting markings!
These are some of the other chicks at 3 weeks old.
feathers not yet fully grown
I have been selling the fertile eggs on ebay, and I have had feedback that they are fertile, even once they have been thro’ the postal system – so I thought – I might as well advertise them here too! Please note I can only post them within the UK.
TO BUY SOME OF THESE EGGS – PLEASE GO TO THE LISTING ON THIS SITE
Please copy and paste it into your order on the Shopping Cart Page – if you don’t add the code exactly as it is, it won’t work!
It really has been an experience, setting up a new website, without knowing what I was doing – both technically, and with the constant question – will anyone actually buy from it! I’ll find out the answer to the question very soon – smile.
The Good Stuff!
There are over 100 items for you to choose from, and lots of GIFT IDEAS. I hope you will be able to find something useful that you like – please do browse the site.
There are also a few oddities:-
please read as it will save you some confusion!
When you come to fill in your address, either on the Shopping Cart page, or in the ‘My Account’ Page – for some reason they don’t give you a scroll down list of Countries to pick from. Please start typing the country, and it should autofill – if it doesn’t, just enter the full wording.
Please note that for the UK, Great Britain, GB or whatever you would normally use, you have to start typing United Kingdom, as it won’t accept any of the other names.
The same goes for USA – start typing United States of America – it should autofill before you get all the way thro’!
There is nothing I can do about it, and as the Shopping Cart Page is a standard fixed page, I can’t edit it to tell you to ‘Start Typing’! I had trouble with this feature myself, and so have the friends I have asked to test the site!
Also, there is no “Continue Shopping” prompt – but don’t worry, you can add as many items as you want to your order without visiting the shopping cart each time!
trying to help you find what you are looking for
Because there are so many listings, it’s difficult to know how to make it easy for you to find them, especially when you don’t know what I stock! I have sorted them into a growing number of CATEGORIES.
In fact, many of the listings fit into several categories, and so they may seem to have got duplicated. I have given you suggestions on how to find what you are looking for on THE STORE page. If in doubt – you can always get in touch with me by clicking on the TALK TO ME page.
trying to give you the best postage rates
As I wrote in my previous blog post – copied here from julzcrafts.com – I have racked my brains to find a simple AND fair way to charge for postage/shipping.
I have settled on Flat Rates for all 4 shipping zones – UK – Europe – and Royal Mail’s International Zones 1 & 2.
I have had to set them to cover postage on small parcels, so in some cases, the postage will be more than you should pay, and in others it will be less – and I will make a loss!
I don’t want to be unfair – so if you reckon that your order could fit into a large envelope, please contact meBEFORE you pay for your order.
I should be able to reduce your final total on the order, as long as you tell me your name, and country, before the order is confirmed. If not, and you have already paid, if you let me know, I will refund you the over postage through Paypal.
Similarly, I’m sorry to say, that if your order happens to be very bulky or very heavy,and be far more expensive to post that the Flat Rate, I may contact you and ask if you are prepared to pay a little extra for the postage.
However, most of the time, you will probably find that the Flat Rate is near enough to the actual cost of the postage, or even less than it should be, and I won’t bother contacting you about it!