Category Archives: chickens

A boy and a chook

I woke up yesterday morning with very little voice, a very chesty cough and an overwhelming desire to sleep. The┬ádoctor sent me home to rest on the couch, which is exactly what I’ve been doing. And, just because my November … Continue reading

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A new door for the chicken run

A few weeks ago I came home from work to find Eileen and Alice clucking around the backyard, looking confused. I was confused too. I was the first one home and they had definitely been locked in when I left. … Continue reading

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Goodbye to Ada the chook

Gosh, it’s been a month since I last wrote. It has flown. It goes without saying that things are a bit crazy here – there’s work, the kids, visitors, play dates, and we’ve had a few public holidays thrown into … Continue reading

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Mid-week in pictures

We’ve had a busy week with my parents in town. We’ve been potting up cuttings and seedlings, getting log-splitting lessons, constructing a feeder for the chickens, weather-proofing the run a little more, watching the chickens and waiting for the seasons … Continue reading

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A family long weekend

We had a long weekend this weekend to celebrate Canberra Day. My parents are visiting so everything’s a bit crazy and we’ve been getting up to all sorts of things which are not remotely blog-worthy. Dad and I constructed some … Continue reading

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Mid-week in pictures

Here are some pictures for Thursday. I’ve decided to make mid-week pictures a regular feature on ruth plus two. For us, the working week is all about survival, not so much about making. I don’t have many projects to share … Continue reading

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How to make your own drinker for chickens – for under $30

There are lots of great automatic drinkers for sale around the place – unfortunately most of them cost a lot of money! Whilst browsing on the Australian Backyard Poultry Forum, I came across a great thread about making your own. … Continue reading

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