Sunday, 5 June 2011

Orphan chicks.

A couple of weeks ago we had a broody hen sitting on some eggs. They were due to hatch within a couple of days when I found that mother hen had been taken by a fox.

With a bit of quick thinking we managed to get the eggs into an incubator. We thought that the eggs may have gone cold and we wouldn't be able to save the chicks. How wrong we were as eight healthy chicks survived. It was lovely for Jasmine to get to feed them while she was here.

We have put them into the stable until they are big enough to let out into the open. But with a fox still at large we will be careful as he has been back since and tried a turkey for supper!

1 comment:

  1. How cute are those chicks, I want one!! That's very good that 8 hatched out I bet you were very pkleased, Lucey x