OK, a *proper* post. One actually about what is happening in my backyard. 'Cept this happened out the front so I hope none of you are too picky.
I have more chickens. Well as of yesterday there was 1 but I'm hoping for another 1 or 2 today. The clucky was sitting on 3 when I moved her a couple of weeks ago.
She was in the *tankhouse* with the other chooks and I thought she was clucky but was unsure as to let her sit or to kick her off and lock her away somewhere. I was lazy and she kept sitting but other chooks kept laying under her. I hate that, it makes it hard to know what eggs are devrloping but my own silly fault. for not doing my job. Anyway, I knew these three eggs were good and laid the same time so I marked them then just kept removing any spares each day. I put together a small pen for her, got Hubby to lift her, nest and all, into the new pen and let her go. Yesterday I heard her clucking, heard some cheeping, and one tiny chick had hatched, probably the day before. Now it's a wait and hope she keeps sitting and the other eggs hatch thing. Or maybe they have and I haven't noticed yet as it's too early to go out and check. Updates coming later today.
Not ready for the knackers yard yet
3 hours ago