Again, thank you Fancy ..... will go with the oyster shell grit, and ignore what may or may not happen with it. Best keep my eyes shut, methinks.
Those white ( and black ) cockies sure are good at rain prediction. I prefer to listen to nature for weather forecasts, more than anything else.
I am sure your little hatchling will be covered with motherly love by 'Chicken Little' ....that is so sweet - adorable.
Glad our guys are there helping you all out. The Fire-fighters from all States are so wonderful - and so willing to get to and help in bad situations.
One small comment - - - .... Mandy Welsummer who hasn't laid an egg in weeks, and is in a slow moult - squatted for me today. ??? I scratched her neck and back, she fluffed up - and that was the end of it. THAT amazed me, as I was under the impression, that once they are in a moult, they cease to be interested in anything to do with re-production. ?? She has resumed her reddish comb too - but no eggs ( which doesn't surprise me at all ) ..... do they DO this - normally ?
Cheers - and enjoy the helpful, rainy weather.
Mine generally get very pale combs whilst they are broody, but will return to their bright healthy redness , once they snap out of it.
Yes, our firefighters and emergency workers need more recognition, without them we would be in all kinds of trouble.