Hello everyone, it has been a while since my last posting. But this post is well worth the wait. My chicken hobby was just taken to the next level when I let my lil' Babette sit on six eggs. After 20 days of....patience...and waiting...and thumb twiddling... well, the pictures and video say it all. I wont be doing a how-to on raising chicks since there is plenty of information on-line. But I will say, for those of you interested who came across this, that my hen was not separated from other hens (she was still in the hen-house, just locked away in a dog-cage with a cat-carrier inside)-... ironic, I know) and when the chicks hatched, the other residents did not bother them much at all. Also, mother hen prefers scratch to chick feed from Tractor Supply, but I keep the chick feed for rainy days when they cannot get out to scratch.
So, feel free to ask questions through email or comments below. I will answer directly and quickly. And please enjoy my video.
And if you want a day filled with cuteness, here are some still-frames to lift your spirits.