Journal ramblings of a quilter, wannabe art quilter and librarian.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
New Chickens and an Unwelcome Guest
Yesterday I got to see my first chickens for the year. One of my younger black Bantam hens has been such a good mum and hatched 3 little bundles of down. There are still 3 eggs, so I'll have to wait another day to see if they are going to hatch. Unfortunately I've been battling with an unwelcome guest. Arat has been digging under the maternity unit and helping itself to the food. That is why this mother has been so good - she's had to contend with this blighter of a pest. I have carefully laid poison and traps, but to no avail. So today I tried another tact by jambing in stones and surrounding the unit with large pieces of wood - perhaps having it's holes unavailable may just divert it. I still have a trap and cake of poison out there and the other chooks can't get to it. One of these roosters is the father (father and son, here) and the chicken with the dark markings will look like one of these hens.