She took on a huge old incubator for a friend, together with his forty or so eggs. The result turned the place in to a mini zoo, with a huge variety, including turkeys, but the challenge of an ostrich was very disappointing.
Seeking a new direction on the last of our lifestyle properties, at Dewhurst, Marg sought buff cochins, and was fortunate in obtaining birds which had come from Club President Bryan Jon, on his delightful Gippsland property.
A huge friendly buff cochin cockerel, with excellent features, provided a great start.
Accommodation was quickly provided, pens into a 6 square residential type garage - R/C air conditioning installed, to cope with the Melbourne summer. This, together with three small steel sheds, all with concrete floors.
The years which followed made us wish we had run these delightful birds years ago, together with our other enterprises.