Thanks!! We are getting excited as the chocolates were our first birds here and they are finally almost ready to lay!! You should hear my 7 year old exclaiming in excitement that our hens wattles and combs are turning red and "getting ready to breed." He jumps up and down thrilled to his toes-He's definitely mine!!Nice Family, both human and fowl!
Took you FOREVER to believe me that Bella is a girl ! So glad she's doing well with her chick ! You can box her up anytime, and send her to me !It's Bella's birthday today! Yous are probably wondering where the CLB comes into all of this as I have always said Bella's mother is the Orpington. Well Bella's egg was under her mother, but her mother got a chick and my broody CLB's eggs were all infertile, so I put a pipping Bella in with her. Once Bella had hatched, I moved them into a shed together and they accepted each others chicks and raised them together. Bella's CLB mother was taken by a Buzzard, so thats why you don't see anything of her now. But anyways, Bella hatched with me and now Bella is mothering her own chick! Will be taking her some mealworms up today! She has also nearly made a full recovery from her dog attack!
Can you spot her?