Tag: chicks

Chicks and The Gentle Giant

Today is HATCH DAY! Having had a couple of broody hen disasters this summer, I have invested in a Brinsea Mini Incubator at long last… And today, 5 of my 6 hatchlings have said a big, chirping “HELLO” to the world! While my flock is steadily increasing, is […]

Surprise!

Six of Charlotte’s nine chicks have arrived safely and a day early! One sadly did not make it, and there are two more under her still. The sweetest of broodies, she actually pecked at me today, which was a very good sign. That protective nature is definitely what […]

Baby and the Beast

In life, there are few bonds so strong as those of a mother for her baby. This is not to say that the parental bond of a father for his children cannot be equally as strong, but for the sake of this post, let us stick with mothers, […]

A Tale of Two Broodies

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness … it was the spring of hope… – Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities Ok. So perhaps that is just the teeniest bit dramatic […]

My Broody Baby

Just a quick post to inform all that my beloved hand-raised pet chicken Dusty has gone broody! (You can see her own little chickie vid by clicking HERE). She has stolen 9 eggs to incubate, so in 3 weeks’ time, I’m going to be a Grandmomma Hen! She has […]