Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Natural hatching

hen and chicks May 17

We have our first chicks of the year hatched by natural means. No electrically powered incubator here, just a hen in a nest box. Three chicks hatched from 5 eggs. Sadly, two have died, but the remaining one is alive and well.

We have another hen on eggs which are due to hatch next week.


Anonymous said...

Can you please tell me the breed of hen? I tried with chantecler but they just kicked the eggs around and did not brood.

jonathanwallace said...

The hen is a barnvelder. The chick is exchequer leghorn.