We have many breeds of chooks, and I hope to get to most of them, but in this blog, Barnevelders.
We have had Barnies for over 30 years, they are a lovely dark brown laced chook, that lay a beautiful brown egg.
Our pullets (young hens, on point of lay) are allowed to roam out during the day, mostly in the hayshed, and around the goats, before being locked up at night, to save them from Mr Fox.
Well young pullets and chooks in general can lay in some of the most unusual places, this years batch decided that the base of the 44 gallon drum, which seems to contain many years worth of baling twine, was the best place.
And once they were moved down to live with the hens
I was trying to get the Barnie roosters attention, and was whistling, every time I whistled, he stood on one leg
Then the hens decided to play ring a ring a rosie
You can just see this hen saying... 'Look she has that damn camera... again.'