It turns out I was a little slow to get the Seed Giveaway up, as everyone was suddenly focused on preparations for four weeks of lockdown with only two days’ warning. I will hold on to the seeds for now and either re-do the giveaway at the end of this or throw the seeds over … More Well, Now There’s Plenty of Time For Homesteading Things
Things are still alive and kicking with the current chicken hatching, despite the set-backs and mysteries that surround it. When I left off last time, we’d had four chicks hatch from the first batch and were left with only three viable eggs from the second two batches that broody Paris had stopped sitting on after … More A Quick Hatch Catch-up
While everyone’s been stockpiling random items from the supermarket, I guess you could say I’ve been stockpiling chickens. I’ve had young cockerels to butcher, between the age of 11-13 weeks. You may remember the discovery of red feathers on the blue Frodo cockerel, in the previous lot of youngsters and how I had then determined to … More Have I screwed up my Chicken Breeding Plans?
Broody Roulette has been a long game. When we left off last time, lockdown time for the first batch of incubator eggs was approaching. I was waiting to see if resident superbroody, Frodo, would go properly broody so I could give her the second small batch of eggs (Batch #2) that were two days behind … More Broody Roulette: More Bad Turns & Silver Linings