New Chook

There has been a bit happening in the garden recently despite mainly working and not spending that much time in it, or seeing it in the dark when I get home…

But last week we said goodbye to Beecker the rooster. He was starting to crow beyond his couple of 7am calls to several calls during the day – because he could. So he left with me in the car on Tuesday for a property nearby.

Come Saturday we bought home Stella from one of my wife’s work colleagues. Stella is a rather large, dusty black Australorp. Penny immediately set after her and tormented her for a while. We didn’t get to put them back in the coop tonight but on our return home there they all were, perched away out of the wind and rain in the coop. No signs of chaos. After Penny has taken Jennifer Aniston ‘under her wing’ since Beeckers departure I am sure she will eventually give Stella some slack and they will all settle down to a relaxed trio and start up with the egg laying again.

I’m looking forward to the settled coop. It was getting to be a bit much having to catch Beecker each morning before he started crowing. Things are a little easier with all the girls (including the guinea pigs!)

I have also put a small aquaponics project together over a couple of days, but I’ll do another post on that itself at some point. That’s all for now.

About Petit Paradis

I am on a journey with my family to transition as closely as practicable to a state of self-reliance in suburbia. I practice permaculture principles in our house, garden and community. We are on the southern coast of Western Australia. To our north is the rest of the world. To the south, Antarctica.
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