Now most chicken fanciers are well acquainted with the Chinese Silkie and for those of you, who aren’t, welcome to the wonderful world of keeping these fluffy poultry. Continue reading Chinese Silkies
Number 3 – Better late than never 😉
Q: My Chicken I think is supposed to have yellow legs but they are not, can I make them yellow?
A: There is no way to change for example grey or white chook legs to yellow. Breeders ofte Continue reading Chook Q&A September
Dot and myself having a cuddle. She is the most passive and friendly chook we have at the ripe old age of nearly 10.
This is the late Araucana rooster Caspian, he was one of the most wonderful natured roosters I have ever had the pleasure of owning.
Rusty the Buff Silkie Rooster
Flash our Araucana cross rooster – close up
Our Buff Sussex hen Bea. I love all the Sussex, they come in a variety of colours and have wonderful personalities and are reasonable layers too.
Bottoms up at the water bucket!
This is Flash our Araucana rooster cross having fun picking the last of the kale.
The team out in the garden. I find they do a lot less damage compared with other breeds due to the smaller size, five toes and feathered feet.
This is Betty’s sister Tiger, another Araucana cross.
Bea free ranging.
Snowball our Coronation Sussex cruising the backyard with fellow Sussex Saffron.
One of our lavender coloured Araucana hens clearing the vegetable garden of the season past it edible crops.
Our lavender Araucana hen Stella is favourite of mine to take out for chook keeping workshops and talks.
Saffron our Speckled Sussex is one the most spectacular plumage wise in the group.
This is Dot our oldest chook in the flock at the ripe old age of nearly 9-10 yrs.
Silver laced Wyandotte are a real show stopper in the backyard with their stunning plumage.
Blue/Araucana, Khaki/Araucana X, Cream/Sussex
Belgians are a great bantam breed for the smaller backyard.
White Silkie hen ‘Princess’ is one of the most loved by all children who meet her.
This is Betty a white Araucana hen cross, she lays the most beautiful olive green eggs.
Gardening for the Good Life!