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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 […]

Ducks And Bantams Nesting Again

In a previous post, I wrote about the ducks nesting. Unfortunately, they did not produce any young and all the eggs were broken in the end. They started nesting again about two weeks ago and one duck is sitting on the nest almost all the time. Maybe I will have more luck this time. The […]

Chickens Settling In

The birds are settling in well, I think. Despite the ramps I have put in to let them get up to the top roosts, only four are venturing up there at the moment. The other six choose to huddle together on the ramp. I suppose eventually they will all find their way up to the […]

Chickens Have Arrived

My chickens have finally arrived at the coop and I am looking forward to enjoying keeping them and getting plenty of fresh eggs.