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Fifi & Casper

Fifi & Casper

With great pleasure and cluckiness, Ffif the Araucana (who has been broody for at least two months) would like to announce that her one and only chick, Casper, has arrived.  Fifi and bub have been relocated to the broody box to avoid the trampling of the rest of the growing hatchlings; however, she is one cranky clucky hen and dislikes ANY interference in her world and literally pecks the hands that feed her at any opportunity!  Fifi was most determined to hatch her own chick and persisted with broodiness despite frequent discouragement and being turfed off her eggs on multiple occasions.  Prior to this successful hatch, Fifi had a chick die in the shell that had successfully pipped all the way round the egg but didn’t break through the membrane inside the egg.  As a consequnce Fifi has most definitely earned her mothering rights following at least 50 days on the nest. Mum and bub are both doing well.

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About us

We are a bunch of araucana chicks growing up in Brisbane, Australia. We have a dedicated human family:- There's mum-mum and dad-dad, a cat named Sasha, and most recently a puppy they call Rufus... as well as an extended family of other chooks. Mum-mum has hand reared us in a broody palace that dad built us, but eventually as we get bigger... we make our way into the big outside world.

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