The Chicken Time is Now: Delaying Their Election & Broody Roulette

Things have been humming along in the birdhive. Well, not in the political sphere, but in the breeding sphere. When we last left off, Morpheus was pondering a big decision: remain campaigning for leadership while the frontrunning hens were off in the Corner Pen, or bow out to go full broody. You can probably guess … More The Chicken Time is Now: Delaying Their Election & Broody Roulette

Forthcoming Reasons: Throwing a Spanner in The Chickens’ Election

The chickens were just starting to sort themselves out when I threw a spanner in their election. I separated them. I want to hatch eggs from both roosters, Winston Cheepers and Todd. Winston Cheepers is the superior-looking rooster but Todd has some genetics I would like to pass on. The hens need to be separated … More Forthcoming Reasons: Throwing a Spanner in The Chickens’ Election

Baby Cheepers

Winston Cheepers is now a father. There are baby cheepers running around. Batch #1 The first batch of eggs were in the incubator until lockdown (egg lockdown, not pandemic lockdown), when they were given to broody hen Frodo. She successfully hatched all eight of Jenny Cheeply’s eggs, which are her grandchicks, before standing up and … More Baby Cheepers