Our trusty little Subaru Brumby warming up on one of the many frosty mornings we’ve had this winter. Each day, come rain, frost or shine it faithfully carts us about to feed the chooks, open their shelters, collect their eggs, transport the dead or wounded and on it goes all across the farm.
No snow settled on the farm this year, just a light dusting on top of the Doctor’s Nose.
Our new breeder house has kept the birds safe and warm this winter. It’s large northern opening lets in plenty of winter sunlight.
A record number of eggs have been collected and set…
…and we’ve taken delivery of the first chick boxes with our own printing. Little steps.
We have 3 of these new shelters in the paddocks and a fourth nearly ready to go.
Our growing chickens enjoy their well designed comfort. They can duck outside whenever they like during the day and we lock them in at night for protection from predators.
During winter we keep our chickens in their heated brooding area for longer and here’s Michael and the girls taking them some freshly picked lucerne.
Goodbye cold winter, always keen to see the back of you. Hello spring, you are much welcome here.
…and here’s to faithful farm utes that keep on keeping on.