My Rooster, Reggie, is no longer with us. Nothing accidental happened, nor was he ill. It was simply a case of him being surplus to my needs. In short, I decided it was time he graduated from the paddock to the plate. I know that I had originally planned that I would not do this, Read more about Saying goodbye to my Rooster Reggie[…]
Yesterday, while I was watching my chickens eat their food, I noticed that I was (unintentionally) using three different methods of raising my chicks. I thought about it and realised that there may be an interesting there may be a lesson here, which was why I put together the following video. I am currently using Read more about Trying out different methods of raising chicks[…]
Here is some video footage I put together of the little chick that died on the weekend… which is related to my last post. There are some lessons for those of you starting out with chickens.
It all seems to be happening here at the moment. One of my chickens who had been brooding on a whole collection of eggs has finally come through and seven live chicks have hatched. This, combined with the other seven which I hatched from my incubator (yes, they are still alive, and they are definitely Read more about With every step backwards there are several steps forward.[…]
My Rooster, Reggie, has been causing a little bit of a problem lately. He is a great Rooster, and does his best to protect the flock… the only issue is his crowing. He crows at various times throughout the night and day. This isn’t really a serious issue. We live in the country and he Read more about It may be time to diversify my interests.[…]
Did you know that chickens can sing? They don’t have the nicest voice, yet their calls do signify that an egg has been laid. After a chicken lays an egg she will cluck and call, making a big production about the egg she has laid. If you pay attention and notice this, you can get Read more about Did you know that chickens sing?[…]
Our two ducklings In the last week we have had some ducks and chicks hatching. We have four hutches in our chicken house with two which had ducks sitting on eggs, with the other two holding Hens setting on eggs. We have around 12 Muscovy ducks (with one drake) and 5 Hens (with one rooster). Read more about “I can’t deal with high maintenance chicks”. – Jeremy London[…]