Yesterday Liam was working in the shed when he heard the cheep-cheeping of a strange sounding bird. He hunted around a bit and came across one of the new chicks. It seems they have been flying up to perch on the edge of their fence and jumping over. The shed is about 20 meters from their chick house.
While we are all for free range chooks here at Daylesford Organics, we believe at 5 and a half weeks old these chicks are a bit too young to fend for themselves.
Until they are big enough not to fit through the holes of the solar electric netting fences we have covered their yard with bird netting. This will also stop any hungry birds of prey from getting to them.
Miss Pepper, who has taken to dragging that green thing around everywhere with her, can't quite work out why the chicks are hiding.
It seems we have a microclimate across the road at Bren's parents' block. Our daffs are barely out of the ground let alone flowering.