I think I shall join in the fun.
I discovered one of my EE hens had laid and was trying to sit in the woods (not so brilliant)... so when I found her nest, I tried to relocate her and the eggs safely to the coop. She proceeded to throw the biggest tantrum in the history of chicken-dom and tore me up in the mean time.. where she acquired the official name of Sybil. She abandoned the eggs, which forced me to fire up the bator for the first time in a couple years.
She had 10 eggs, and I threw in 2 more to make it a an even dozen. I candled twice with 100% developing. Then before lockdown I candled again and have one - maybe two - quitters.
We went into lockdown this afternoon and best I can tell (from her trying to sit in the woods) they could be due as early as Monday? Technically May, so I'm in.
Below are pics of Sybil .. and my awesome roo, J.J. (yes, I'm a Texans fan!)
Your birds are beautiful!! Theirr babies will be so cute!!
My EE roo looks a little bit like your EE hen!!! He's not quite as speckled as your hen is. He is getting a bit fancier as he's getting older. There is a bit more white in his hackle feathers now. This photo was from 2 months ago. That's why I want to see what his babies look like!!
I found a picture from 2 weeks ago. He's getting some yellow in his hackle feathers, and his tail is a beautiful shiny black/green. This picture doesn't really show how pretty the colors are.
Edited by Jessimom - 4/29/16 at 3:12pm