Friday, 4 June 2010
Exchequer Leghorn chicks hatching
Two days early there is the sound of cheeping and cracking of egg shells to be heard in the poultry shed, accompanied by the familiar low growl from the broody hen whenever I enter. The Exchequer Leghorn eggs are hatching...fingers crossed for all 8 and hopefully mostly female !
9.00pm the broody is still sitting tight but I have removed at least 7 empty shells so hopefully a successful hatch ..tomorrow will tell.