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.

2 comments:

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.