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Black Rocks 2RSS feed

Posted: Saturday 19 March, 2011

by Rosemary at 8:54pm in Poultry Comments closed

The little Black Rocks are thriving. They are now a week old. Yesterday, I put in a tray of spent compost and a divot for them to scratch about it - despite initial fright at this scary intrusion to the box, within five minutes, a few were pecking at the grass and by this morning, much of the compost was out of the tray and on the floor.

Today, I gave them a pile of leaf mould to play in. As I was watching them, two fell asleep - literally. They were standing under the lamp, and I could see their eyes closing, their heads drooping then they fell asleep, bump.

Only twenty weeks or so to eggs!

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