ducks

R is for Rain, glorious rain!

May 10, 2019 // 1 Comment

As I’m writing this at 10am, it’s bucketing down, well, it’s still bucketing down – it’s been raining since about midnight. As a self-confessed and self-certified [...]

Coop hygiene

April 4, 2019 // 3 Comments

Coop hygiene is of crucial importance. Stuff this up and you can get serious diseases affecting your birds, even yourself, potentially even resulting in their death. Harsh [...]

Pre-autumn activity

March 18, 2019 // 4 Comments

Technically we are still having late summer (season of eels *), but we’ll optimistically call it early autumn. We haven’t had any real rain yet – literally just a [...]

Fowl maths

March 8, 2019 // 1 Comment

I was really intrigued by an image I saw recently that stated a “free-range” chicken needs at least 2sq feet, while a “pasture-raised” hen needs more than 108sq feet [...]

Morning chicken routine

February 28, 2019 // 3 Comments

Every now and then, when it is still early morning, I will go out and softly make my way to the chicken coop.  It is not yet fully light but the chickens are all awake, [...]

Freedom!

February 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

Saturday was coldish (for summer anyway), very windy and not the most pleasant day to be out and about. But at Dreamland it was Freedom day! For the ducks, and most of [...]

Amalgamating the tribes

February 4, 2019 // 0 Comments

I have no idea why these seemingly “political terms” keep cropping up as headings for my chook-related posts, as chickens are typically not the most politically correct [...]

A duck in the hand…

January 14, 2019 // 3 Comments

Santa must have not read the fine print… Micaela asked Santa – because he would know how – to let us consider keeping 6 of the 18 ducks we were trying to hatch. But we [...]