Friday, May 4, 2012
Wanda Does It Again
Wanda just hatched out a new clutch of chicks yesterday. She's my perpetually broody hen, and she'll be 3 years old later this summer. I figured I'll let her hatch out as many chicks as she wants because she loves doing it so much.
She always likes to make a nest in one of the 4 holes in the nesting box, which means it's crowded for all of the other hens. I'm glad she's done now, so all the rest of the girls have more space. Plus, sometimes when Wanda gets down to eat or drink, she gets confused and can't remember which hole is hers. I found her in a different hole twice about a week ago, and I was really hoping she wasn't off the nest long enough to let the eggs get too cold. Luckily they hatched anyways (well, 7 of the 10).
And I love having chicks around, especially when they're raised by a hen and not by me!