These are in no particular order from last Saturday’s ABC612 talkback and questions that came through my website and facebook page the following week.
Continue reading Chook Q&A August 2014
Over the years of poultry keeping I have kept many breeds of chicken, but never the Speckled Sussex. Continue reading And So A Speckled Sussex Came To Stay
White Silkie hen ‘Princess’ is one of the most loved by all children who meet her.
Rusty the Buff Silkie Rooster
This is Betty a white Araucana hen cross, she lays the most beautiful olive green eggs.
Snowball our Coronation Sussex cruising the backyard with fellow Sussex Saffron.
Bottoms up at the water bucket!
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.
Our lavender Araucana hen Stella is favourite of mine to take out for chook keeping workshops and talks.
Silver laced Wyandotte are a real show stopper in the backyard with their stunning plumage.
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.
One of our lavender coloured Araucana hens clearing the vegetable garden of the season past it edible crops.
This is Flash our Araucana rooster cross having fun picking the last of the kale.
Dot and myself having a cuddle. She is the most passive and friendly chook we have at the ripe old age of nearly 10.
Blue/Araucana, Khaki/Araucana X, Cream/Sussex
Saffron our Speckled Sussex is one the most spectacular plumage wise in the group.
Belgians are a great bantam breed for the smaller backyard.
This is Dot our oldest chook in the flock at the ripe old age of nearly 9-10 yrs.
This is Betty’s sister Tiger, another Araucana cross.
Bea free ranging.
This is the late Araucana rooster Caspian, he was one of the most wonderful natured roosters I have ever had the pleasure of owning.
Gardening for the Good Life!