In Which we Say Goodbye to The Dorkings

The Dorking hens, Moppet and Mittens have left the homestead. I had been thinking about what to do with them since I couldn't keep them with the main Australorp flock all the time, due to over-attention from the big roosters. We are limited with space and it wasn't practical to keep them in their own…

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In Which The Little Fluffballs Arrive

The chicks have finished hatching and, as I expected, 8 out of the 9 hatched. The first one was a little fasty. It pipped at the wrong end of the the egg but made it out by itself towards the end of Day 20. Most of the chicks hatched later on Day 21 or on…

Rooster Considerations

I'm sure the roosters have been wondering why I'm looking at them so intently of late. What is the human doing? Is she going to feed me? (Andrew) Is she going to steal my ladies? (Thomas) Is she going to leave the gate open a crack so I can escape? (Darrington). I've been trying to…