From Perth, Western Australia

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by cathscluckers, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. cathscluckers

    cathscluckers New Egg

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    Nov 24, 2013
    Perth, Western Australia
    Hi, I've been keeping chickens for about three years. Just got a new flock yesterday though, 12 ISA Browns and one white Leghorn Rooster.
     
  2. babyfoot

    babyfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi

    I am new to chooks too, about three years also. I live north of Perth City, approx 90 kms. Nice overcast day isn't it? The lull before summer arrives like a furnace. I have a mixed bunch of everyhting, maybe a couple of pure breeds but I am not sure, love them all anyway
     
  3. cathscluckers

    cathscluckers New Egg

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    Hi, Thanks for responding! We live about 30kms north of Perth on just over 3 acres and yes, I am enjoying the cooler days before the stinking hot summer hits! I had a look at your photos - your 'feathered family' are glorious. Your roosters are especially beautiful! We've had chooks for around 3 years, got them from my uncle, think they were ex battery hens and were quite old, but I managed to tame them quite a bit and enjoyed their various personalities very much! They have slowly died and unfortunately, a fox managed to climb over my 8foot fence and kill the remaining five of them - devastating! So we spent last week totalling enclosing the top of my 30 square metre chook yard and I now have 12 pullets ranging from 10weeks to 14 weeks, and a beautiful white leghorn rooster. Haven't had them this young before, but am really enjoying them. I work from home, so I pop down every hour or so to check on them. Don't want to let them free-range just yet.

    Anyway, am pleased to have found someone else on this site from Perth - seems to be mainly American chook-lovers!
     
  4. babyfoot

    babyfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

  5. TheWeaver

    TheWeaver Out Of The Brooder

    Greetings from Balingup, WA. I keep a few breeds, easter eggers, naked necks and silkies. They're a real joy. Can't imagine how hot it's going to get in Perth soon, the weather has been so whacky this year!
     
  6. babyfoot

    babyfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, a real hot start straight into summer with a big bang and then it gets cool again. My veggie garden doesn't know what's hit it. At least my chooks are having a cool time of it. Had the inside fan on for them a week or so ago and now it's not needed
     
  7. TheWeaver

    TheWeaver Out Of The Brooder

    Yeah last week I was suddenly having to spray the coops down and had to dip a few in the baby pool. They didn't know what hit them, the young pullets were having a real awful time with the heat and watermelon is SO expensive right now.
     

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