Don't count your chickens until they hatch

Chickens, we have chickens.

Well not exactly yet, but we do have a broody hen and she is sitting on eggs.

I don't know who is more excited, me or Isabel.

We got 4 chooks off a friend early on this year, but a couple of months later we had 3 chooks and a rooster!
Meet Rodney 3.

Why Rodney 3?

Well Rodney (1) was a dud.  He had no sense of time, he would start crowing at 2am!! and if you ask me, he never had anything to crow about because he never fathered any chickens. Rodney (1) got transferred to another farm.

Rodney 2, couldn't handle the heat and up and died during a heatwave.

So we thought, that's it,  no more roosters for us. Until Rodney 3 changed sex!

So anyway, Rodney 3 has done his duty and we are now eagerly watching our expectant mother.

Watch this space.



  1. How exciting. Your daughter would be just so over the moon. Looking forward to the updates.

  2. That's so exciting. We hope to be getting some chickens (no rosters) shortly. Can't wait to have our own eggs. Your Rodney 3 is a very handsome boy. Love reading your blog.

    1. Thank you Wendy, we love having our own eggs. My daughter loves eggs for breakfast. Rodney 3 is handsome (considering we thought he was a chook).

  3. Haha I love how you've kept calling them Rodney. He sure looks healthy and proud! Looking forward to potentially seeing some little chic pics soon.

    1. Thank you Michelle Annemarie,
      it just seemed right to keep calling them Rodney. We will definitely be posting if the chickens hatch.


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