In Which Paris Goes Over The Edge

We had a little bit of rain one day, which we celebrated greatly, although it didn't make much of a difference to our parched ground. While the cool, soft rain fell The Little Fulla and I sat at the table on the deck cutting a plastic container into a scoop. I'd been saving some plastic…

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Crazy Chickens

Here's what the hens have been up to. Paris has got chicks again. She went broody at just the right time to end up with some of the eggs from the incubator for the short lockdown stint. She has five little fluffballs, who all seem to be doing well. Four are her own and one…

A Rory New Year

Rory's hatching adventure was a bit of a rollercoaster. She started with 10 eggs, from herself, Annie and Betty. An Annie egg cracked early on thanks to a thin shell. Rory wasn't very good at eating or looking after herself during her sit. On lockdown day I discovered a broken egg, one of Rory's, that…

Chick Time Again

We've got chicks again! I'd like to say it was a successful hatch, but it wasn't exactly. I had issues with the incubator again, not helped by the wildly fluctuating end-of-spring weather. Also, the auto-turner stopped one day in the first couple of days, something to do with the power point it was plugged into,…