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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

New chicks


































This time last year, we had a pair of buff Orpington broody hens sitting on a clutch of eggs. They hatched, and these were pictures of their first outing. Within 24 hours, the fox came. We were left with the cockerel and one chick, who turned out to be another cockerel. The two bachelors co-exist happily.

We've been incubating eggs this spring. The first batch failed because the thermometer on the incubator didn't work. The second batch - well, look for yourself, the first chick has hatched. I'll keep you posted!

7 comments:

Magic Cochin said...

How exciting!
Are they Buff Orps Joanna?

Celia

Hippolyra said...

How lovely.

I wish I did not live in central London and could have chickens.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

How exciting! I loved watching my grandmother's chicks hatch!

Joanna said...

Yes, a lovely buff Orpington. She's up on her feet now, but no sign of life yet from the other five eggs, so she's a bit of a lonesome orphan just now

Joanna

Ann said...

How wonderful!

thesullivanfamily said...

Aww, how lovely!

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

this looks so cute!