Saturday, July 28, 2012

Now we have TWO!

Here's the first momma to go broody. See that blank stare?
(Reminds me a little of me when I was pregnant.)

Here's mother #2. It's kind of interesting. Barred rocks aren't known for going broody.
(How's that for a scary mother face. Hen: "get away from my babies!")

Sisters in waiting.

(See the two eggs kicked out from under the barred rock on the right? I'm guessing they aren't viable. Somehow the hens just know when there are no live babies in some of the eggs and kick them away from the nest. I've cracked these eggs in the past to find just a slimy baby. I'll pull these out and dispose of them. If nothing else, if they have gotten cold, they will not be viable anyway.)

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