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DAYLIGHT savings may be good for sports and barbecues, but Jindera chicken breeder Betty Coulthard hates it.
“I do not like daylight savings at all,” Mrs Coulthard said.
The thing is, Mrs Coulthard has a lot of chickens on her 16-hectare farm.
“Next question,” she said when asked exactly how many she has.
The chickens don’t really give a toss what time it is so when the clock goes forward an hour on Sunday at 2am, they will continue to go to bed when they like.
“Their clocks are tuned to the daylight,” Mrs Coulthard said.
This means an extra two hours of work for Mrs Coulthard.
“The clocks says I’ve got to get up earlier and the chooks don’t go to bed until it’s dark,” she said.
“For the summer months, fair enough, but starting in October?
“They just drag it on for some important sporting event or whatever is going.”
And her Orpington rooster Jo, named after a lady called Josephine, will crow at whatever time he sees fit.
Luckily he’s of a breed that is among Mrs Coulthard’s favourite.
Even the Queen Mother kept a stable of quite a few.
“They’re the gentle giants of the chooky world,” she said.