Part 9 - Ruffling Feathers
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We set up a backyard chicken coop and leisure area by converting an old playhouse into a coop, whacked a few warratahs around, attached some chicken wire and bought six highlay birds from a battery chicken farm. It's our way of fighting back against rising food costs.
Have you ever wondered how an egg is made? How does a hen create this amazing, self contained food product? Avian vet Neil Christensen popped round with a dead chook and showed me. Here's a link to the video - WARNING - dead bird being cut open!
Things are going very well at the Funky Chicken Farm - every day now the kids are collecting more eggs and we've started giving a few dozen away. The girls have laid over 120 eggs now, but we've had a few challenges with jumping the wire and they're still sleeping in a huddle and not on a perch, Darcy's coming round next week to sort them out.