Monday, 30 May 2016

Hatching eggs

eggs in nest box May 16

One of our gold top hens became broody on Saturday so yesterday I went to Durham Hens to buy some hatching eggs. As we are no longer allowed to keep cockerels on our site, producing our own fertile eggs is no longer possible. I bought 6 Lakenvelder eggs. This is a breed I've not kept before.

Brooding mother and eggs are doing well.

broody hen May 16

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are you still able to keep male and female ducks? We used to have Muscovy ducks, and although they take 35 days to hatch out ducklings, they grew quickly to a nice size, laid lots of eggs, and best of all, were quiet, unlike cockerels.

jonathanwallace said...

Yes, we still have ducks, mainly khaki campbells. We will be putting eggs in the incubator soon.