We’ve gone bird crazy!
A couple of months ago we got a beautiful little budgie called Margie. She has been a big hit with the boys. She seems to have adjusted to our noise levels now and is quite happy playing with her toys and interacting with us. I put her out on the back veranda during the day – so she gets a lovely view. Sometimes she gets a few bird visitors as well. I thought this might worry her, but she seems to cope with that as well. Which is a good thing, as we have quite a lot of bird activity in our garden.
On the weekend we went out to one of those surprising places that I somehow stumble across. It’s located only a few kilometres from where we live and you can safely say we live in an ‘inner suburb’ of Brisbane. Yet when you drive into this property, we were most definitely somewhere ‘rural’.
You drive in off the road, take the driveway around the old wooden house to the back of the property and that’s when you enter…chicken world!
My boys had the best time – their senses prickling as they ran around the chicken coops, taking in all the noise, the activity and the smell. What glorious, smelly fun!
I’ve been talking about getting some chickens for a couple of years now. So my dad had decided he would give me the whole set up for my birthday. He had chooks when he was a kid and had always wanted to do it again at some point – so this is partly his dream too!
I left it up to him to choose which breeds to get. I think he enjoyed this part the most. So… this is what we are getting:
- 2 black Australorps
- 1 Silver Spangled Hamburg
- 1 Speckled Sussex
- 1 Belgium Bantum
What you will be getting, dear friends…is EGGS!
What the chickens will be getting? A life of luxury, a comfortable (delux!) home, good food and a big garden for free ranging in.
What the boys will be getting? Lessons in life and lots of chooky fun.