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A bock bock, if you're Ivy and not quite two, is a chicken.

A chip is a day old cornish cross broiler chicken, one of 150 that arrived by courier today. 

 

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Our eighty went straight into the cosy brooder room, and seventy temporarily hung out in a washing basket and big black tub until nearby friends came to collect them. 

Check out Adam's pretty ingenius little waterers. Great use for a disposable cup.

 

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Not that it gets particularly cold down here, but this will be our last batch till spring, because these guys will be our first properly pastured chickens and out on grass from the time they're two weeks old. 

Pastured poultry pen currently TOP of the to do list.

 

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On my to do list right now: to go make a couple of batches of bikkies! Better get cracking. 

What are you doing?

xxx

 

11 Comments on “chips

Christina
May 2, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Awww, they are so cute. Cohen calls them bock bocks too. 🙂

Today I am feeling my garden workout yesterday – planting seeds and spreading sugar cane mulch over the garden beds. Then a day spent rearranging and reorganising the laundry. Early to bed for me tonight I think!

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Jodie
May 2, 2012 at 10:43 pm

I love it! Chicken parcels!? Chicken-in-box?! Endless mirth and merriment! 🙂 xx J.

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Melissa
May 2, 2012 at 10:56 pm

Why are the babies so adorable? I love the look on your daughter’s face…intense concentration. Good luck with these!

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nell
May 3, 2012 at 9:48 am

I’m felting a chick! Love my chookas.

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Tracy
May 3, 2012 at 2:14 pm

My experience with baby chooks is of having them in a box in the kitchen on the other side of the wall from my bedroom. I swore I’d never do that again….they bock all night long! Your babies look so cute though.

What am I doing? Finishing off this week’s tasks for Uni. And thinking about beginning some assignment writing. Sigh. Uni would be a breeze without assignments! And then you know, running kids around – one to work with her Dad, one to get work experience forms signed, a conversation with the Yr8 teacher about some schedule changes for me….dinner to prepare, toilet to clean. Ya know – the usual!

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Nin
May 3, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Ah chooks, not feelin’ it. Would be the bird phobia thingie! Love that you love ’em though! What am I doing? Making bikkies………… really!!!

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philippa
May 4, 2012 at 12:43 am

I too am making bikkies! We ran out of Anzacs and hubby has declared them his favourite biscuit ever..so I am obliging. I’m also going to make your utterly awesome chocolate cake for the first time in ages.

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Julie
May 4, 2012 at 1:06 am

I love the photo of hands, big strong ones, tiny little ones, all being very gentle!

Finishing up on banking my potatoes with straw. Lots of watering to do in the garden. Bread to make. House to put in order. It’s going to b a great day!

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vide-greniers
May 7, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Thanks for sharing amazing post about chicken. These all are very cute and sweet. In this blog all images are very nice and cute.

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Artificial Grass
May 17, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Such an amazing blog it is. All of the baby chickens are looking so adorable and charming. I really love them a lot. I especially like the second photo very much. Thanks for sharing.

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We Buy Houses
June 2, 2012 at 4:00 am

These are so cutteeeee!!!!! wow! Got a good picture of chicks. You should better put them into a good shelter 🙂 raise them as you can because it is also a poultry business. Keep it up and take care of them properly 🙂

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