Tuesday, 2 July 2013

A brooding hen and 6 eggs

hatching eggs June 13

The exchequer leghorn white hatching eggs I ordered last week arrived on Friday and I took them over immediately to the hen house where Houdini, one of our copper blacks, was incubating any eggs she could find. The 6 eggs were added to the nest box and she has occupied the space ever since, except when heading out to eat. That appears to be when other hens sneek in and add an egg of their own to the haul. I have to check the nest a couple of times a day to remove them. None of my hens lay white eggs so spotting any intruders is easy. They are due to hatch on 18th-19th July.

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