Monday, 6 June 2011

Gold Duckwing Welsummer chicks

The latest additions to the flock - 6 Gold Duckwing Welsummer chicks.

The chicks hatched during the day Saturday and overnight into Sunday.

A little early to tell but they should be 50% / 50% Gold or Partridge in colouring. The one looking straight at the camera I have a feeling maybe a Gold pullet...I do hope so.

Yet again the hen is proving to be a great mum. Having already raised 4 broods she is now quite experienced.

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  1. aren't they amazing broody hens. One of mine sat on some eggs last year, only one hatched but she was so good with it. I love the way they show them what to do and the chick snuggles in the mums feathers. She is broody again so will give her some more eggs soon.

  2. I do love to watch broody hens with their chicks.

    How exciting what breed wil you go for?