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I Could Watch These Chicks All Day

The oldest chick is now about a week old and we are up to six birds hatched at this stage. There are a further six eggs unhatched, so we could end up with 12 birds in all, with about two weeks between the oldest and the youngest. The hens are swapping duties between minding the […]

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 […]

All Is Not Lost

After I wrote the previous post, I discovered that the ducks did not get all the fish after all. There are still two alive in the pond. If they are male and female, I might just get a few more added by the end of the summer. It’s nice to have some activity in the […]

I’ve Definitely Got The Poultry Bug!

Perhaps proving that some people never learn, I returned to Aidan, my poultry supplier, last September (I know, I’ve been lazy about keeping my blog up to date) to buy six young point-of-lay pullets to supplement and refresh my flock and came home instead with ten layers, two Ailesbury ducks and two cockerels! The layers […]

Hardy Birds

Despite the really cold weather here in Baldongan (although we seem to be escaping the very worst of it), the chickens are doing fine