Monday, 30 November 2009

New chicks on the block

We picked up our new chicks from The Neighbour Gnomes on Saturday afternoon. Popeye had been breeding them the last few months. He worked on a Rhode Island / Isa Brown cross.

Here they are now (enjoying a venison shank bone). They are a few weeks from laying eggs.



We have partitioned the chook shed for the time being. So that the new ones will stay on the right hand side for a few days until they have settled in. Once they are free-ranging as well, we will take the partition down again and they can all mingle freely.

4 comments:

Kelly said...

sweet! good one neighbour gnomes!

Gavin said...

Nice one gnomes. I love chooks! They are the best animals to keep whether it be for eggs or meat.

Gav

wendyytb said...

Oh! I admire you! I wish we could have chickens here...sigh. Maybe I can sneak a few in...

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

They're a lovely russet colour, was that the beginnings of a crow I heard at the end of the clip? Maybe one is a rooster!!!