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I ran away from teaching to the country to grow veggies. There are also some chooks and a pair of troublesome goats who were so much trouble they had to go! My simple green life isn't always as simple or as green as I'd like...but I keep trying!

Friday, August 3, 2012

The horror of sweet sixteen

Not fifteen, but sixteen little chicks
(though you can only see fifteen in the photo).

Mum does not have a name
as she is one of the six or so identical girls,
fathered by the Plymouth Rock rooster.


Mum # 2 (another of the unnamed six)
was off the nest when I checked today.
I counted 19 eggs.

That makes a possibility of 35 chicks.
Half of which will likely be roosters.


The whole flock has gone feral.
I can't find any eggs - again.
So presumably, they are laying
another clutch somewhere
for one of them to incubate.

I will have to put on my detective hat again.
If they are let go, Alfred Hitchcock
may be tempted to rise from his grave
to make the movie:

CHOOKS!


8 comments:

  1. Rocky has obviously been working hard.

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  2. Oh my word! Will you eat the roosters!? They are so cute. Your pictures are making me clucky.

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  3. Fertile chookies at your house Hazel, and I do know Jon,he is out the back here at the moment...

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  4. They are so darned cute - hard to imagine them tuning evil, the movie Chicks - they will tickle you to death with those soft downy feathers. You will have to become Chook Dene, or Poultry Paradise, or something clucky.

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  5. 16 cuties, or the possibility of 35! Chook heaven!! :)

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  6. If you were in business raising chickens, Hazel, you'd be over the moon!

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  7. Beautiful Mom and chicks. Very productive I see.

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