Centrally located in our farm is our Chicken coop – with a large 30m x 15m yard in the middle of the garden, complete with their own tall, well-built building. Our central laying flock is Wyandotte, often with beautiful lacy patterned feathers. We raise chickens for eggs, meat, and to the handle the composting duties here on the farm. All garden waste and other chicken-friendly waste goes to the chickens in the chicken yard. With the wealth of predators here on the farm (fox, possums, iguanas, and skunks, just to name a few), the yard is surrounded by 2m tall wire mesh, keeping the chickens in if needed and the predators out.
We also have an engaging and entertaining gaggle of geese that call the front water reservoir home. A mix of genetics, likely Embden and Pilgrim, the geese are certainly characters – and our lead gander lives up the reputation of geese as guard animals!