Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Emma's Final Count

Emma is the proud mother of four chicks. The last two eggs were not viable. She is doing a wonderful job keeping her little ones in under her wings and breast. Once, when Jamey picked her up, two little chicks fell out from her feathers (only inches from the floor of the pen).

Her pen's been cleaned out and the cardboard box removed. As soon as it warms up a bit, we will move them outside to the chicken tractor so she can teach them how to scratch and peck.

I don't know if hens get anxious as their chicks are hatching. She certainly has been very focused on them during this whole process. I just wonder if my anxiety for her and those chicks surpassed hers. I'm so happy they are finally here. Pin It

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations, Emma!! How exciting. Your pictures and videos are beautiful!


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