Hatches, Latches & Butchering Batches

After much anticipation, chicks started popping out all over the place. For the first time, the incubator trumped Frodo in hatching ability. I did feel like the incubator and I had come to an understanding. That's why I left more in there than I gave to Frodo at lockdown time. Frodo hatched four of the…

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It’s Almost Hatch Time Again. How Did That Happen?

After thinking about many chicken coop name ideas, the coops now have brand spanking new names. The main coop will henceforth be known as Featherburn Lodge and the small coop will be The Henley Hut. Both of these names have high country New Zealand influences. There are many named huts in the bush, popular with…

Building Projects & Chickens Are Still Coming

Building & Cutting Timber is the flavour of the season. Building projects continue around here and I have been using up a lot of our supply of timber that's been lying around. This is good. And bad. After building the raised Mandarin Bed by the deck, I decided to take to the deck with the…