Sunday, 3 April 2016

Quackers, hens and Big Red.

Meet our latest additions. Our gorgeous girls and a boy, ducks. We know very little about them to be fair but they will hopefully have a happy life with us and in return we might get the odd duck egg or two. We better! Ste made the duck house from wood we found lying around and bits we had to buy. I am seriously impressed with it.
Also we have our new girls who are rescue hens. 12 of them believed to be around 18 months old who first saw daylight the day we picked them up. At 18 months they are deemed past their working life by the big production  companies and were on their way to slaughter. So hopefully these 12 will have happy lives with us too. These girls are being kept separately from the original flock and will only be kept for their eggs, not for meat. We have had 11 of 12 eggs today.
Another addition was Big Red, our new cockrel. He is stunning tho isn't used to going away on a night so that left Ste and I changing him round with a make shift net tonight and I can honestly say I haven't seen anything funnier this year!
Finally we have 6 chicks that hatched overnight and during today too and we hope to get more tonight.
What a fantastic weekend.

3 comments:

  1. Well done you are well on the way, its so much nicer to make if you can saves a lot of money, the duck house is super, I have ducks on order after losing ours to a fox, hope big red soon gets the hang of going to bed.

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  2. He he! Chook house being built here, too. So excited that our chickens will hopefully be rescue ones, too.

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  3. Wow, everything really is getting going isn't it! So exciting that your hens are laying and that you have chicks hatching! I hope the ducks start doing their ducky things soon too! xx

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