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Archive of posts tagged cock

Boys Will Be Boys

The two cocks in the video are brothers and came from the same brood. They are about a year old now and are vying for domination of the flock and the yard. Now that they no longer have the little bantam cock to beat up, they’ve taken to fighting with each other. They make a […]

Spring Chickens and Nesting Ducks

I really get great fun from our poultry. The ducks are nesting and the chickens are very frisky. There is always plenty of noise and great activity in the garden. A duck is supposed to take about 28 days to incubate an egg. My ducks have been sitting on the eggs a lot longer than […]

Little Cock Dead

My Olde English Game Cock had been poorly for the last week or so. I had been keeping an eye on him and decided this afternoon to give him the worm treatment and isolate him from the rest of the flock for a few days. The layers had been pecking his breast a lot lately […]

Spring Gets Birds Doing What Birds Do

What a wonderful morning here in Fingal, North Dublin. There is a slight chill in the air, the sun is shining brightly, the surrounding countryside looks resplendent and the birds are busy courting and building their nests. My son, Sean, built this two-storey, double nest box several years ago as part of a Junior Certificate […]

Lengthening Days And Frisky Birds

t is great to see the stretch in the days now. When I get home from work the chickens are still out scratching around the garden