This morning a dozen hatching eggs arrived through the post, a mix of Cream Legbar, Barnevelders, Barnebars and Barnvelder cross Barred Rock. Tomorrow I will set them under the Indian Game broody.
I know I said no more hatches this year, but I am hatching these on behalf of a friend. I have the accommodation and space for a broody and her chicks for the first couple of weeks. Once they outgrow the broody pen they will be returned.
It will be interesting to hatch different breeds, to observe any difference in behaviour, growth etc. Also it will of course be lovely to have chicks again, if only for a short while.
There is something very special about a mother hen with her brood.