Oct 3, 2012
yesterday they hatched, they are so tiny, and extremely cute.
Had set them about three weeks ago
I had been away for a day or so helping a friend milk goats
and went to let the chickens out when I got home, to hear the chirping of new chicks coming from the other pen.
It was a surprise to see the two hens had moved in together
And I think I counted seven new chicks.
They are still have several eggs to hatch and so they are dedicated to staying on their nests at the moment. I had this happen last year as well, two hens with chicks hatched around the same time co-parenting together, and it seems to work well, until the chicks are bigger and then one of the parents dominates the other one and takes on the full parenting roll. I just let them sort it out and think its best not to interfere. They know whats best.
It was a cold night last night and so the nest was transported up into a makeshift pen in our main room.
Have come home with lots and lots of garden cuttings and plants from my friends garden and so today will be spent planting artichoke, celery, horseradish, and more.
In between all of this I managed to do a little stitch here and there, but not that much.
today I have a good friend coming to collect some dye plants, and we are also going to cook bread, looking forward to an enjoyable day in the sunshine followed by a fresh home grown dinner.
the stitching will progress tomorrow.