1. […] The hen is a cross between an ISA Brown mother and a Barnevelder father. She turned out with a very pretty brown and cream banding, and lays lovely chocolatey-brown eggs. The father of these chicks was our Light Brahma rooster. The cunning blighter managed to sneak in one last clutch before we dispatched him! […]

    • @Nick: Thanks for the link! I actually got a sheet of scrap metal from the recycler’s a little while ago, but haven’t got around to making the cone yet. I’ll probably screw it to a tree up the back, though, since the processing station is right next to the house (for the running water) and I’d get in trouble if I sprayed chicken blood everywhere :-).

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