A few months ago, we finally built a run for the chook house. The chooks had destroyed the backyard and turned it into a dustbowl so we figured it was time to fence them in. It was pretty easy as it turned out, we concreted some pine poles in, made some rails and a gate […]
the new chicksstarted to hatch yesterday, 5 hatched on Thursday and one more today. there are 2 coronation Sussex and 4 barnevelders, all 3 light Sussex are still not pipped yet, hopefully we’ll get to see them hatch over the weekend
Big sisters chicks are growing quickly, they are almost 4 weeks old now and have got lots of feathers, I’m pretty sure the salmon fav is a girl and the two black ones are boys, the grey one I’m not sure about yet.
well, after a very long time the final touches were put on the chook house last weekend, the run has shade cloth over it now which looks much better than the tarp and there ISA passionfruit growing up one side. we also bought a cheap wooden coop from eBay for the new chicks to live […]
Big Momma and the Babies Lucille hanging out in the yard, maybe a bit lonely since Big Mumma (ne.Sister) has been looking after her babies. Mum and the Black Aracana Baby Australorp Chick Yellow Faverolle, Australorp Bum and Grey Aracana on the right. All the Kids.
Well, the eggs are due on Sunday/Monday but I have a horrible feeling they are not going to hatch. Today I lifted Big Sister off the nest to collect Lucilles eggs from the last few days. There was some brown mess dired on the eggs, at first I thought it was poop, but on closer […]
Big Sister is still sitting tight on her eggs, hopefully we will be able to re name her “Big Momma” next week. I candled the eggs on the 23rd and again tonight. We’ve lost a few but there are still 8 in the nest that I’m hopeful on. Andilusians – 2 Still in the nest, […]
Today we collected some fertile eggs from lakelands poultry, these join 5 more that we collected from a lady in kalamunda yesterday who was supplied too many in a mail order. Tonight I’ll set them under Big Sister who has been clucky for the last couple of weeks. in total we have 5 Aracunas from […]