Mama Hen has been out and about in the Maternity Ward with her 7 chicks today. She has 5 black ones and 2 yellow ones. They all seem strong, healthy and curious, and do just what chickens should do: eat, poop, and scratch in the shavings.
One lonely egg remains in the nest. It hasn't changed since I candled it at about 2 weeks. There was something growing in there, but it stopped. I don't have the heart to toss it yet, but I guess I should.
Fantine down below in the ICU is frantic for her discharge. She did lay an egg today, so I guess she is doing fair. I haven't been able to catch her to evaluate her wounds since she was admitted. My opinion is that she will need a couple of weeks away from the rest of the flock.
I will try to post pictures soon of the whole family.
3 months ago