Just back from a short holiday in Nova Scotia. I visited the Ross Farm Museum in New Ross, Nova Scotia. This has been on my to do list for a few years now and I'm so glad I was able to make the trip this summer. Shortly after I arrived I met Walter, cooper68ns, a youTube friend. Walter works at the farm and as his Channel name indicates he is a cooper at least that is one of the many things he does at the farm. I have been looking for a source for Chantecler hatching eggs, the only Canadian registered chicken breed, they have a small flock of them at the farm and Walter gave me a dozen eggs. I have a broody bantam hen and the last clip on this video is the little bantam settling in to brood the eggs.
A link to Walter's cannel: http://www.youtube.com/user/cooper68ns
A link to the Ross Farm Museum website: http://museum.gov.ns.ca/rfm/en/home/default.aspx
A link to the history of the Chantecler breed; http://www.cfagrf.com/Chantecler_chicken.htm