08 September 2015

Only one chick

Solamente un pollito ... that is all that hatched under Maria's hen: just one chick.  A couple mornings ago, we heard the hen get very upset.  Apparently, her nest was robbed by local wildlife, which ate most of the eggs as they were pipping.  It is a big downer, as I was anxious to see Tiny's first chicks, but it is a known risk when letting a broody hen pick where she'll nest and brood.

I think the sole chick is one of the Eileen's.

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