Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Birds in my Backyard

We have a new, exciting addition to our- shall we say- life sciences course.

We are the proud owners of a rooster and a hen. Their names are Captain and Mate. Mate is actually Mate the 2nd since the very first thing I did was let the first hen go! So off we went to the store to buy another one - actually I sent Brock since I was too embarrassed to go.

We have converted our old crab pen to a chicken coop, created a laying nest, a roosting perch and we spent the afternoon searching for bugs to increase our chickens' protein intake :)

We are hoping for eggs in a couple of days. I have in fact been forbidden to buy eggs so as not to jinx our endeavour.

I'll let you know how it goes!

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