My Edible Garden

I've been gardening for most of my life and have been a devoted fan of organic gardening the whole time. It just makes so much more sense to work in harmony with Mother Nature than to fight her. Besides which it is better for the planet and better for our bodies. Here you can see what I'm planting and harvesting, with gardening hints and resources thrown in for good measure.

Friday, April 5, 2013

More Chickies on the Way

46 eggs set to hatch on 4/7/13
Well I have 46 chicken eggs set to hatch this weekend. The girls from this hatch will all lay some shade of blue or green egg, those hatching from the brown eggs will lay olive.

Ducks and chicks set to hatch 4/14 and 4/21
There are also 29 more chicken and 9 ducks due on April 14. Then on April 21 there are 12 Muscovy duck eggs, 7 Welsh Harlequin ducks and 27 more chickens due.

Easter eggers & Olive eggers going in to hatch.

And tonight I set 27 more chicken eggs!


  1. wow so many chickens and ducks! Do you sell the chicks or are they egg and meat birds?

  2. Awesome! Wish we could have them here too.

  3. A big wonderful project! How exciting, new babies on the way!

  4. it is fun and +Nathalie, all of the above! I eat and sell eggs, I eat cull birds and excess roosters. Also the Muscovy ducks are a meat type and are seasonal layers, but the Welsh Harlequins are good layers (better than most of my chickens!) and are also big enough to be worth eating at about 5 months of age.

    1. awesome! Can't wait for property big enough so we can do this! At the moment we are in Suburban Melbourne Australia so we are restricted in what we can have but we have 8 hens at the moment :D