16 June 2015

Four little chicks

We do indeed have four newly hatched chicks, but getting a picture of them is still quite a challenge.  Broody Eileen does not want anything or anyone too close to "her" babies, and she doesn't even like us looking at them yet.  I took the golf ball out earlier today, and she brought them out of the bantie house.  Actually, she only had one down while the other three were trying to figure out how exactly to get out of the bantie house. Two went out and onto the ramp for a few steps before "Geronimo!"-ing off the ramp, while the third required a bit of nudging out the door and onto the ramp, then geronimoed off to join its siblings and broody hen.

Fingers crossed for later this week, when the four remaining eggs under the wheaties are due to hatch either Friday or Saturday.  Those are for Tiny's test breeding, then we'll need another hen to go broody for Azar's test breeding.  Azar is now in with the older sex links and Goldie, while Feyd moved into the tractor with the five red broiler pullets.

Little Girl, the small single comb Wyandotte from Luanne's January hatch, started laying last Wednesday, and has given us four eggs already in less than a week.  Not bad, for just starting out!  Her eggs are tiny, true pullet bullets, but it looks like she may be a good layer so far.

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