Since Horatio the rooster died, the hens are not as happy. My hope that one of the heritage breeds (who are now 3 months old) would be male is beginning to recede. A rooster is a must for a happy hen-house. The only down-side is their crowing at 4 am in the morning.
http://soulsbyfarm.wordpress.com/2012/02/04/why-everyone-should-own-chickens/ A super site about a lot of small farming stuff.
Good news too, 2 young people want to come and see how a chemical-free regeneration property looks. They have both studied the various reports from other countries which identify the increasingly negative aspects of many commonly used herbicides in Australia. More young people, who are serious about moving out-side of the herd mentality, in blindly accepting the spin of governments, chemical companies and Monsanto, the better for the future of all life on the planet.
Sunset, 23 February 2012.