An Unexpected Chick Loss

We are sad to report the loss of one of Rory's chicks. When we went to the coop the other morning I noticed that one of the chicks was off to the side and, while it was standing, it was not looking the greatest. "Oh no!" I thought, but I didn't say anything. As I…

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In Which The Incubator Gives us Some Chicks

The chick hatching trial run is complete. After much patience and checking through the windows, our first little incubator chick hatched last Saturday. Quite fittingly, it was one of the Australorps. A black one. The other two Australorps pipped (broke a small hole the shell) and followed suit the same day, but the three Dorking…

Chick Update

Things have been particularly busy at Twiglet Homestead lately, but I thought I better do a quick (haha 'quick') post about the chicks. Because everybody needs some cuteness. The two chicks are three weeks old tomorrow. How did that happen?! They are doing well and Frodo has them all over the pen now, teaching them her…