Chooks

Do you know how hard it is to get 3 chooks to look at the camera at the same time?  Impossible!

 

One would look and the others would hide and vise versa. 

They are settling in well with the other hens.  But it is hard to see them being picked on, feathers ripped out and them being chased from the food and best nesting boxes.  But it is all a normal part of establishing the new pecking order. 

Thank goodness it seems to be over!

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6 thoughts on “Chooks

  1. Just found your blog 🙂

    We are seriously considering chickens for the Spring. We only want them for egg laying. I’m doing some research now on the different breeds to find the ones that will do best in our climate. And I definitely want gentle, pet-like breeds.

    I will be reading your blog! Keep up the great work!

  2. They have the most lovely soft feathers. Also they have a thing for my hubby and followed him around the yard all day yesterday…. 🙂

  3. Hi Judy and thanks for stopping by.
    Chooks are so addictive and there is some fantastic breeds out there.
    Goodluck with yours come spring.
    Emily

  4. Are they Australorps? I tried to find some locally, but nobody had them. It seems that chook-keeping is coming back into the Aussie culture, and breeders around here sell out fairly quickly.

    We’ve got two black silkies (pets for our daughters more than egg-layers!) and a cuckoo leghorn. We might have room for one more, if we find the right one.

  5. Hi Green Change and welcome
    They are langsham bantam x’s.
    A word of warning they are very vocal birds, announcing eggs and breakfast time everyday. Luckily my neighbours seem ok with them….
    Yes silkies make great pets. Not the best layers as they are so broodie for most of the year. But very sweet quiet birds.

    If you haven’t already seen this http://www.farmstock.com.au is excellent for finding local poultry.
    Emily

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