Tiny Hen, a Cream Light Brown Dutch bantam hen, hatched seven tiny chicks. It was a successful hatch, with 100% hatch rate, and 100% of the chicks survived. The last chick had a rough hatch, since she had moved off the egg and the egg had dried out. Luckily the chick made it out after being put under another broody hen, Owly.
Wild Barn Swallows built this nest and hatched their chicks.
Another hatch from this summer–Wattles, hatched by Spicy (a full-sized Speckled Sussex hen). She’s a Cream Light Brown pullet.
And Duchess, Beaky, and Clover hatched one chick, named Chicklet. They were extremely happy to finally hatch an egg, and spend hours looking after their chick. (Pictures coming soon).
Interesting fact: Duchess, Beaky, Clover and Tick-Tock are the grandparents of this year’s chicks.
Goodbye Tick-Tock: Spring 2015 – 2016. An illness took him in late December of 2016, and he is missed very much.