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2018/05/27

Finally! Bloody chickens

There has been a hen sitting on eggs since February, through rain and snow, dark of night, yada yada yada.
I've become disheartened that the main rooster is doing his job of fertilizing eggs.
So I went out yesterday with the intent to add more shavings to the coop and throw away all the eggs so I can mark them and they can start over. I opened up the main door and there were 4 hens all squashed into the nesting box. And a chick! They hatched a chick! I quickly closed the main coop doors to calm them down, then opened up the roof of the nesting box, I saw the chick and a 2nd one that had just hatched, I quickly closed the roof, hopefully they got in there and got the 2nd chick dried out and fluffy. Next weekend I'll add shavings..

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