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By willow06 · Jan 11, 2012 ·
  1. willow06
    Hi to all! My name is Anna and i live in beautiful Aotearoa New Zealand, with my partner Myke and our beautiful lil girl WIllow. Well i must say i dont kno a lot about chickens but ours wern't been looked after when we got them. They had been sitting in a cardboard box for 3days without food or water, so we built them a coop in one afternoon and we've done our best since then. originally we were told we had 4 hens and one rooster. Well our rooster Valient was much too big and too aggressive for our size property so he was released into a patch of bush our local pound has set up for unwanted birds with PLENTY of room for him to strut his stuff. was a shame tho coz he was gorgeous!! As soon as he left, two of our supposed hens started crowing! so we had 2 hens and 2 roosters for a while, and then our neighbours dog sadly took a liking to one of the roosters. (sounds pretty bad so far i know!) With one rooster (Ray) and two hens (Nancy & Zelda) left we have been very successful with an egg a day from each until spring hit and Zelda got broody and wandered off to the flax bushes in the paddock in front of our house to make her nest. 3 weeks later we have 13 beautiful and healthy chicks!
    Our poor chickens when they first arrived.
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    Valiant in all his Glory
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    they think they own the place!
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    Family Love!!
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    Feedin Frenzy
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    Proud Mama
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    Baby by Baby
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    Family Outing #1
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    Willow cuddling our dog Jess
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    Egor & Elmo
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