Sunday, June 24, 2012

New Chicks for Ken

Ken and I like to let broody hens sit on eggs and hatch out chicks.  

Although that means the hen is not laying eggs while she sits and raises her brood, it also means we don't buy chicks and the chicks have a mom to teach them and watch out for them.

Ken built a couple brood boxes with runs. His first two hatches were big enough to come out this week, and now he has two new broody hens sitting on new batches of eggs.

Meanwhile a renegade hen disappeared for three weeks and returned with five chicks!

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