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
Well, it’s shaping up to be an interesting election. Just what is going on in the birdhive? Human Todd has resigned as opposition leader, which is disappointing, as he really ought to have done that before I named my young rooster after him. Chicken Todd seems to be unaffected by this news. He is full … More What is Going on in The Birdhive?
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?