June 2010 Finally we have got chooks at Corru Gate. After renovation of our old chookhouse (special thanks to John and Sara) and much reading and researching, we now have 6 Hy-line pullets which should be laying in ?4 weeks. They are very entertaining and we are in the midst of training them to use their automatic feeder. They are very friendly and are easily hand-fed and held. Probably they don't appreciate that they have one of the best views on the property - looking over to Ruby Bay and down the valley. Soon they will get to free-range. This effort to 'feed locally' is also part of our Ecofest Eco Challenge. Future guests can get to have real free-range eggs - so, roll on egg-laying time!
Labels: Rowan hand-feeding the chooks