Meet Tiny Hen! (Cream Light Brown Hen)

Tiny Hen hid a nest this summer under a chicken feeder.  She had apparently been preparing her nest for some time before sitting, since she had many of her own eggs.  Her chicks were somewhat of a surprise hatch, because no one thought her eggs were any good for hatching.  They hatched on around 7/16/17.  Unfortunately, it appears that she managed to hatch nearly 100% cockerels–she must have gotten the incubation temperature just right!

New pictures of her chicks coming soon (they have wing feathers now, and are starting to fly).


 

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Summer Chicks

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.

cream light brown Dutch Bantam hen and chicks

 


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.