Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Our first baby Bantam chicks!

Three weeks ago, two of our Bantam hens became broody. As we didn't have a rooster at the time, a friend gave us four fertile eggs from his flock of bantams, which include a rooster. Our hens sat on these eggs quite happily, and today, two of them hatched. The mother hens were ferocious in their efforts to guard the eggs, and now the chicks, hence the gardening gloves to protect hands when removing the chick from under the hen! Aren't they the most darling little critters?


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