In search of one broody hen

Our buff Orpingtons are one week old and growing. The three of them go through about a quart of water each day. It has taken them a week however to eat the food in their tray. They are developing their wings and feathers as you can see.

Chicks

Chicks

Oops, guess you can see that we have more than three chicks. The bigger ones are the Orpingtons and the three in the front are white Silkies. We brought them home this morning and they are one day old. They are smaller because they are Bantams, but hopefully out of these six we will get at least one willing to sit on eggs. P1020146It is hard to get good pictures under the red heat lamp. The Silkies like to crawl under the bigger Orpingtons to hide. They are all quite cute. We are hoping there are no roosters in this batch, however the Silkies’ gender cannot be determined so only time will tell.

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I wear multiple hats: wife of 25+ years, mother and homeschool teacher to DS15, chauffeur/riding companion to DD20, daughter/daughter-in-law, crafter, home engineer and too many others to list.
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2 Responses to In search of one broody hen

  1. HO, so cute babies!! I also saw that you like to knit as me!
    Thank you by your comment

    Maria del Valle

    • Thank you for your kind words! I admire your work and hope some day to be able to try to knit a doily or large table piece with some of the thread passed down to me from my grandmother and great-grandmother. So far I have only been brave enough to crochet them.

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