Flossie our buff Orp is an awesome mom! We didn't even wait til dark because one chick was beating up on the other 4. She straightened that out right away! It sure beats raising them indoors!!
Grafted 5 chicks- 100% success !
Ha! I love your terminology, I can relate. I had an Uber last summer and I tried fertile eggs (I had no rooster at the time) without luck and was considering chicks but it was so late in the season I couldn't find any. Sadly a Cougar wiped out my whole flock in the fall. my new flock arrives in May, I can't wait!!!