We escaped from the farm last week to go to the â€˜Small Holders Fairâ€™ which is held every year in Builth Wells on the Royal Welsh Show ground. We donâ€™t get a chance to go to the Royal welsh itself as itâ€™s held in late July. A busy time for us. So the Small Holders Fair provides a welcome alternative.
Itâ€™s a great fair and I can highly recommend it. We loved looking at all the pedigree sheep cows and pigs, but our favorites this year were the Alpacas. Very cuddly. I was also tempted into the poultry auction which was being held on the day we were there. 30 minutes and a couple of nods of the head later I was the proud owner of 5 Quail hens. I wasnâ€™t entirely sure how much I paid when the hammer went down. So I was relieved to find that my winning bid was Â£5 each. Bargin! We managed the journey home with the help of a cardboard box. But at 11pm I was still putting the finishing touches on a hastily constructed coup.
I think the design worked quite well and would probably also suit two or three hens. So Iâ€™ve made a note of the steps I took as well as the rough sketches in case anyone would like to copy them. Iâ€™m sure the design can be improved on, but it might help as a starting point for people.