In the Brooder
- Apr 20, 2014
Well today when I let my (free range) chickens out of the coop one of them went RUNNING for the trees. I slowly and carefully as not to scare her followed her. She started digging next to a fallen tree and I walked over to see what she was doing and realized she was digging a small nest bigger. It already had three eggs in it. When I reached down to collect them she full blown attacked me (so bad that their was a large cut on my hand) I left her for a few hours expecting her to abandon them (like most of our hens do) and when I went back out she was still their. So we decided to let her have them and hope that they hatch. I think they've only been their a few days but I cant be sure. Any tips on how to make sure that they stay alive? When should I move them to her own maternity ward (as some people call it) The mother is an araucana and our only rooster is a little cochin bantam so they will look pretty cute. If they do hatch I will post tons of pictures.