I have chickens. Cute little black and white AussieRock* babies.
The parents are either Australorp dad or a Plymouth Rock dad and the mothers are the same breed. There are 3 Australorp hens and 1 PR hen. These chooks are all in together so the babies will be a mix. But they are so cute. I put 8 eggs under this one when she went clucky a few weeks back.
I have given some of the eggs from these chooks to the daughter L to hatch for me too.
Well... not so much her but one of her chooks...They might be ready next weekend.
Of this lot of eggs 4 were pushed out of the nest duing the last week but I haven't cracked them to see if they were fertile or not yet. Not sure if I will yet.. I think it's good to know if they were not fertile as it gives me an idea on how good the roosters are but it's not nice if they were and you find that the chicken died for some reason.
* AussieRocks are what I call my chooks that I raised from "pure" Australorp eggs. It turned out that the lady had a PR rooster running with her hens just before she sold me the eggs...
I have a few more clucky chooks in the Mixed Breed pen and I will put AussieRock eggs under them this weekend. I am in the process of rearranging their pen so they can be blocked off from the other chooks that keep laying in their nests
More cute little AussieRock babies Yay!!
Then I can get start getting rid of the HyLines...Yay!!.
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