Sunday, May 16, 2010


One of our hens went broody last week and is sitting day and night on a clutch of eggs. She's in one of the nesting boxes in our chicken coop. Excitement!

Hopefully we'll get to see a mama hen with her baby chicks. It sounds thrilling. And I'm sure it will make me feel doubly-sorry for the little chickies we have in boxes in the garage, with no mama but a heat lamp to hover over them. It will be so interesting - we are all very pleased.


Ashley said...

That is thrilling!! The boys will LOVE it. Can't wait to see pictures of mama and her chickies.

Eric said...

That is pretty cool. I can remember the excitement when there would be chicks. Happy day.


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Jenni said...

How fun! We've done it both ways, raised them with hens and in boxes and both have their positives. I love raising them ourselves because they end up attaching to us more than when they are raised by a mama, they end up being pretty wild because they are pretty hard to catch :) Enjoy!!