A cheap incubator can be turned into something much more accurate and reliable with a simple $50 digital temperature controller.
Meet the new “cock o’ the walk”, Big Oz!
I processed four surplus roosters last weekend. Having an organised workflow makes the whole thing a lot faster and easier! There are no graphic photos in this post.
A cheap and simple home-made chicken processing station. It also doubles as a very handy outdoor sink for washing vegetables, plant pots and tools.
It can be hard to find chickens for sale locally, especially if you’re after a particular breed. Here is a big list of all the places I found when I was looking: – [Illawarra Mercury Classifieds](http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/content/classifieds/) (look under pets, horses and livestock, and for sale categories) – Other local newspaper classifieds (Kiama Independent, Lake Times, … [Read more…]
Since [Molly the rooster moved out to the farm](http://green-change.com/2008/11/13/chicken-quest/), we’ve been wanting to get another chook or two for the chicken tractor. Our three black silkies are just about to come into lay (I’ve been saying that for 3 weeks now!), but we thought it would be nice to get a ‘proper’ layer as well. … [Read more…]
We have three silkies at the moment, just about to come into lay. They’re named Seraphina, Luciana and Ro (yep, we’re big Barbie movie fans around here!). We had a rooster named Molly as well (I know, my defense is that you can’t tell their gender as day-old chicks!), but we had to get rid … [Read more…]