Life in Tasmania's Huon Valley, by a blow-in from the mainland
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Coq au vin
Meet "Goldie" a.k.a. Coq au vin. It's a bit hard to tell from this blurry mobile phone photo, but he's a handsome young Barnevelder cockerel. Goldie joins our three beautiful hens Chicken Schnitzel, Chicken Teriyaki and Chicken Tikka Masala to hopefully protect and augment our little flock. Until now, the girls have had to make do with fancy pin-up calendar boy "Mr July" in their hen house (see below).
I collected Goldie today from a family in Castle Forbes Bay, not far south from here. Of five recently hatched chicks, three were male, so they had to give some away. The children were determined that Goldie should not be eaten, so the family is happy that he's gone to a home where he can live on with his own little flock. He was advertised on Freecycle, a network for giving away stuff you don't want to people who do. It will be interesting to see what the girls think of him... he's only five months old and has some growing to do, so I hope he doesn't get pecked too much.
Escaped Sydney in 2010 for a piece of paradise in Tasmania's Huon Valley. I'm a keen walker, remote worker, incompetent gardener, Bernese Mountain Dog owner, fan of almost anything German (food, language, cars, beer), amateur linguist, chook fancier, childfree.