Saturday, 5 June 2010
Exchequer Leghorn chicks 1st photo
Not very clear ... but my first sighting of the new arrivals. I haven't seen all the chicks yet, the hen is being a very good mother and keeping them safe from danger, but all 8 have hatched. She has left the nest and is brooding them in the center of the pen. Before she heard me coming and called them to her a few were eating and drinking, so it looks as if all may be well.
If the weather stays fine over the next couple of days I will transfer her to the A frame ark. Grass, fresh air and exercise works wonders.