Posts Tagged ‘free range’

Difference between the two

Can you tell? One of these eggs is from our smallest chook – organic & free range. The other eggs are from the shop.

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We had some eggs from the store in our fridge so I decided to get rid of them by cooking up my mother-in-laws famous Egg and Bacon pie. Our chooks egg is firmer and perkier. It is also a lot harder to puncture the yolk in comparison with the other flimsy version.

For dinner, I boiled some of our other homelaid eggs. Check out how yellow the yellows are!

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D7000 Video: Chookens vs. Cat

This was the first day our chooks went exploring outside their pen (another story about it here) and you can see how one of our cats handled it. Our other cat was nowhere to be seen.

I made this video yesterday using my Nikon D7000 and Nikkor 28-300mm VR lens. You can change the quality of the video on the bottom right side of the video screen where it says 360p.

Music: “Rain” by Alison Krauss and Union Station.

Fencing in the Free Rangers

Surprise!!  Another chook post!

Yesterday we spent the day outdoors in our backyard, enjoying the beautiful sunshine! I dug holes and planted trees, and hubby put up a chicken-wire fence so our chooks wouldn’t escape. Yesterday was also the day that we introduced our girls to ‘free range’!

The first thing I had to do was clip their wings. I got onto YouTube and watched an array of videos on how to do it and it wasn’t as hard as I thought.

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It actually took 5 seconds to do both birds. This stops them from flying over the fence onto the street or into our neighbours yards. Once I got it into my head that the chooks couldn’t feel a thing and that it was like cutting our hair or nails, I felt like a farming pro. ¬†They didn’t even flinch.

We have been keeping the girls in their pen for a week so they could get used to their new environment. We will lock them up at night and let them out during the day. I am still deciding whether this is a good idea while we are at work??? Any thoughts? We are total chook novices!

Here are some photos from yesterday:

Hubby's handiwork on the chook fence.

The other side.

The moment of escape.