New Baby Chicks at RedgumCategory: Sustainability, Redgum, Food
For months we've been wanting to raise chickens and now it finally looks like it might be happening.
We acquired a rooster last winter but sadly, no baby chicks were anywhere to be seen.
Our hens, Isa Browns, apparently don't make good mothers, and it's difficult to get them to sit on eggs long enough for them to hatch.
We did have success with one lone chick while I was away during the federal election campaign in November last year, but let's face it, one lonely chick isn't a great success in the chook rearing stakes.
A few weeks ago we borrowed a broody hen from a friend and yesterday we had six brand new baby chicks.
Our plan is to build up the numbers so we always have a reliable supply of eggs, then move into meat chooks.