Meet the new “cock o’ the walk”, Big Oz!
Eight Indian Runner ducklings join the growing menagerie!
We welcomed two new residents to the homestead this week – a pair of 4-month-old white muscovy ducks named Sir Francis and Louie.
A little more unusual than chickens and ducks, geese can provide several useful functions in the garden if you have the space.
Here’s an awesome YouTube video about Novella Carpenter’s urban farm in West Oakland (California, USA). It’s got a lot of great info applicable to growing food and raising animals (for eggs, meat and dairy) in suburban and urban areas.
This story has been a bit of a saga. Remember back when I got Molly the leghorn to go broody and slipped some eggs under her? Well, none hatched. I think it was a combination of inexperienced first-time mother and low fertility rate of eggs. She was sitting on 6 eggs: three exploded in the … [Read more…]
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…]