Friday, December 24, 2010

Hoping for more chicks soon

One of the Araucana hens has gone broody, so we've taken the opportunity to buy some more fertile eggs for her to incubate. We have to wait for 21 days or thereabouts.

She's sitting well (so far) on 12 eggs, which are a mixture of different breeds - x3 each of Rhode Island Red, Plymouth Barred Rock, Barnevelder, and Light Sussex.

We intend to raise the hatched chicks for table birds, however I am excited about the Barnevelder breed, they lay dark brown eggs. So if we get a hen, I might keep just one!


Maa said...

Merry Christmas to you all at Cabbage Tree Farm. Hope 2011 is good to you. Maa

Don't forget to put your name down for my little givaway.

My lovely lot said...

She looks sooo content there. Fingers crossed for chicks, Tracey x

Heather Langtry said...

If the boys are delicious, keep two until you see which is the better layer.

Merriness of the season! xoxo, H

Dr Mum said...

Hey ours is broody as well.!

Susan said...

Will be interesting to see how they all turn out. She looks very happy in her nest :)