This is an Earwig. They seem to have this habit of getting into anything in the garden made from wood, where they set-up little colonies. Then they become large colonies. At night they move en masse to the closest growing thing and start chewing it to the stump. Bastards!! But you see, there is a …
I’m not sure which one of the chooks is responsible for this egg monster, but damn that must have hurt! I let out a groan pulling this one out of the nesting box – poor chicken. Although they all seemed to be doing the usual kind of chicken things with no obvious signs of distress. …
Watching backyard chickens go about their business is kind of like watching wind rustle through a tree, or rain falling on the grass. Anything that you can just sit there and watch for a while, add the chickens.
Spare a thought for Chilli, the ISA Brown x Leghorn x Australorp chicken who became a blind sometime after her first birthday, possibly during Melbourne’s Xmas heatwave. Not sure exactly when or how it happened – I was having a great old time in Gelnelg, Adelaide with the family at the time, and during my weekly reports from Dad, got the news that Chilli ‘wasn’t quite right’….
What a deal. You feed them kitchen scraps, earthworms, leafy plants (Warrigal Greens are a favorite), and they eat your bugs, make fertilizer, and these really special eggs.
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Time to get serious about your Chook knowledge!