Saturday, August 04, 2012
A new batch of chicks just out of the nest. I'm sorely in need of some replacements. With all the varmint trouble I've had this year, I'm down to a bare minimum of chickens. Hopefully most of these will turn out to be hens, but with my kind of luck the whole darned bunch will be roosters! The hen was setting on a mixed batch of eggs, some of which didn't hatch, but it looks like most of these are Araucana with a couple of Cornish thrown in.
I only have 2 other hens laying right now. If one of them will get broody I'll see if I can beg, borrow, or steal some eggs from someone to slip under her.