Tuesday, 17 June 2014
Chicks on the move
The first set of chicks we hatched last month were moved from their temporary run in the back garden this morning to the chick house on the allotment. There are 7 birds in this batch, 4 of which are cockerels. Of the 3 hens, 2 are already spoken for - they will go to the friend who gave me the eggs to hatch. The remaining hen will join the flock when she is big enough to fend for herself. In the meantime, they will remain in the chick house - it has its own enclosure so they are not stuck inside all day. We will keep one cockerel which, alas, means 2 cockerels will be fattened up for the dinner table.