Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Chook catchers

Yesterday afternoon we moved eight 11-week-old chickens out of their temporary chook tractor home and into the enclosed yard out the front of the big hen house, a former pickers' hut, where they will stay until they are big enough to join the rest of the flock (or in the case of the cockerels, until they are given away or eaten). They seem to be enjoying their new home. We caught the slippery feathered crew and put them in our cat carry boxes for the transfer. It was pretty funny. Real farmers would have found our antics quite amusing I'm sure. Bloody treechangers.


  1. That looks like a very fancy chook house! Lucky hens!

    I would love a Barnevelder rooster if you have one going - don't eat any! I could give you my mongrel rooster to eat if you like!

  2. Yes absolutely Michelle! We definitely have two Barnie roosters in the 11 week old batch, both making very funny attempts at crowing. Sounds more like a cat mewing. There may be more but I'm having trouble picking them from the pullets! Also one little guy in the 5 week old batch. Will get in touch with details.