Chick Time Again

We've got chicks again! I'd like to say it was a successful hatch, but it wasn't exactly. I had issues with the incubator again, not helped by the wildly fluctuating end-of-spring weather. Also, the auto-turner stopped one day in the first couple of days, something to do with the power point it was plugged into,…

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A White Christmas?

We've had an unusual cold snap. Outside it was 11degC (it had gotten down to 2degC overnight) and frigid rain was falling. It isn't autumn or winter here. I found myself making Christmas decorations with the fire going and listening to 'White Christmas', 10 days out from the first month of Summer, and I thought,…

Another Incubator Adventure

There are eggs in the incubator again. It's round two. And this time, I am making sure the lid is locked down properly. I purchased 12 Dorking eggs because I'm still keen to have some Dorking hens in our flock. Then I had to decide how many and of who's eggs from our flock to…