Monday, 20 July 2015
As mentioned in the last post, Ginger, our Columbian Blacktail has gone broody. Since our cockerels have now gone, we have had to buy a dozen eggs for hatching. We got 4 exchequer leghorn and 8 rhode island red eggs. We have given 6 to Ginger and she has now been sitting on them for a week. The other 6 have gone in to a new small incubator. Hatching is due in early August.
Ginger is over 3 years old and is no longer laying but she does the mother hen role very well.