So today I decided I would try to trim my Gold Laced Wyandotte’s toenails. I decided to use her for my first attempt at this job because she is my quietest hen when it comes to handling, and because I happened to catch her more easily than any of the others… A word of caution […]
The latest batch of chicks are growing and developing a lot faster than our first batch did. I have to wonder if this is because they are hybrids as opposed to pure bred. Yesterday, we placed a small branch from a tree into the corner of the brooder and it was not long before one […]
On Sunday, we had a nice little outing when we travelled up the Blackall range to the township of Maleny. There was a poultry show on up there, which I had entered my little black pullet into, but then I had to withdraw her when she prolapsed. We still stopped in to view the other […]
Sleeping on top of the thermometer. Taking it all in!
I mentioned in my previous post that our Good Friday this Easter break was accompanied by its own set of challenges. Well, now I have gotten past the worst of it, I can post about what happened. On Friday morning, I went up to the coops to let my chickens out, and to fetch my […]
I am not the first person in my family to take to the practice of keeping and raising my own chickens to provide eggs for the table and enjoyment in the garden. When I was small, my father kept a flock of white leghorn laying hens and would often either hatch chicks under a broody […]