Thursday, 12 May 2016
All Grown Up
Today was the day when lone chick joined the flock
Mama chook has done a good job of raising her little singleton
I needed to move them in with the rest of flock as I the little hen house is needed for some new hatching's.
I popped mama chook and the chick into the run area before letting out the rest of the flock, I had concerns how the cockerels were going to take to this miniature feathered being,
they all came up to investigate then went around there chicken business.
At corn time
It was heads down bottoms up
And little chick joined in with the others.
I still have a broody and I have eggs due to hatch this week
I decided to put the two together in the little hen house
I popped the 4 eggs from the incubator into the nest box, as I was putting them in I noticed one was pipping, the one far left in the photo, I popped the broody on top of them shut her in the hen house and left her to get acquainted, I did check on her later in the afternoon and she was sitting on them.
Fingers crossed they will hatch over the next day or so, broody will be happy and save me some extra work.
Out walking with Sol today this is what we came across
A slow worm, about 8 inches long also know as legless lizards, they are not snakes and completely harmless,
My day has been spent weeding, planting and shifting pots its been another glorious day I was outside working until 9pm It is so mild out there long may it continue.