This time the interview was about how I got started with my backyard flock and any advice I had for the good readers of her blog.
Here is a little extract of the interview;
How many chickens (and other fowl) do you keep, what breed and what do you use them for (meat, eggs, slug control etc)?
I currently have 10 hens and no roosters. I have six ISA Browns, two Leghorns, and two Pekin Bantams. The large hens are for egg production and the bantams are for pest control. They all grow old gracefully, and I do not cull them as they get old as a reward for all of the service they provide me.
Where did you get your first chickens and how do you now replenish your flock?
I bought my first hens from a lady named Sue who lives in New Gisborne, which is about 40 minutes north of Melton. She lives on a bush block and breeds hens for sale. They are well looked after, and she sells the pullets at point of lay. As the older hens pass away, I replace them with pullets. We still have one hen from our original flock that is 5 years old. Bunty is at the top of the pecking order, and probably will be until the day she dies.
For the full interview, pop on over to Liz's blog post titled "Getting started with chickens - Gavin Webber"
I hope you enjoy it. If you have any comments, pop back here and post them.