Friday, July 8, 2011

I've Been Out-Foxed!

by a chicken, of all things!

You know I slipped eggs under the broody hen, right? The first two eggs came from our flock and I marked them with a date. Then I got 5 more from my friend and thought... well I will know all of those are her set. so no point in dating them. They were all laid on the 5th and begin incubating on the morning of the 6th.

Well that was Wednesday and today I went out there to see how Mama was doing, make sure she's eating and drinking.... she stood up at one point and darn if I didn't count 9 eggs under that mess of feathers! So now I don't know :
1. If there will be more eggs laid in that nest by one of our and
2. Which ones are later to hatch.

This might be the beginning of complications.

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