Category Archives: chickens

Keeping Hens One Year On

It seems hard to believe that a year has past since we set off to collect our day old chickens . Chicks in make shift brood box at day 1. Our 8 hens who are all called Jessie have proved to be a very worthwhile addition to our lifestyle lot and now I can’t imagine

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We’re Eggspecting!

  It’s now 20 weeks since we collected our day old chicks from the hatchery and I have to admit that I’m growing just a little weary of waiting for these girls to produce the missing ingredients for our much awaited breakfast fry up. The experts advise that we should see some results somewhere between

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Raising Chickens – Week Three

Since picking up our chickens some 17 days ago all has gone well and our feathered friends are adapting well to their new home. The chicks are growing quickly and have changed from cute and cuddly to gawky and awkward. At night they occupy the make shift brooder however during these warm summer days they

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Raising Chickens – Week One

For more than a year now I’ve been toying with the idea of getting chickens and once again experiencing the satisfaction of wandering down to the “chook house” to collect some “real eggs” for breakfast. Funny how needs and attitudes change as the last time I did this was about 45 years ago and I’m

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