Monday, 31 July 2017

Chicks in the fruit cage

hen and chicks July 17 1

We now have 3 hens in the fruit cage (we call it the maternity ward) with a total of 11 chicks. There were supposed to be 4 hens but one died. Her 4 chicks simply adopted one of the other hens as a new mother. We will soon move out the hens and chicks into the allotment proper. As of tonight, however, another hen has gone broody. If she continues, we will get her a batch of eggs to sit on.

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