Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Hatched Henfruit

A little while back I wrote a post in honor of little Prissy, who was diligently setting a clutch of fifteen eggs. Last Friday, when I got home from work and looked for her under the azalea bush where she had been for three weeks, all I found was her nest full of eggshells. She already had her little brood out and about around in the yard pecking at this and that and whatever looked interesting.

 Aren't they just the cutest things? I love this photo. For some reason, every time I see it I want to say "Guess What?" to whoever is around.

I had been worried that we wouldn't have any chicks at all. Last Monday when I happened to catch Prissy off of her nest and peeked, there were only eight eggs instead of the fifteen that were originally there. I still don't know what happened to them- there was no evidence of broken shells. I attempted to move her, but she would have nothing to do with it. (Note to self: Don't mess with a setting hen!) But five fuzzy butts are enough for her to keep up with right now. Mama and babies are now in a safer place than the azalea bush, and are all doing well. I'm hoping for a few more hens!


  1. Awwwww, so cute , i know this wonderful feeling and have been looking after hatching hens ever since i was little but since we moved from the place i grew up , which was like a mini farm in the backyard, i miss this little darlings :-)
    I kept checking all the time and then mom used to put some meds for them not to get those little lice kinda things:-)
    And then i had one baby ,who grew up with me in my room and followed me every where i went , went called out to , he came half running , half flying n slept in my bed too:-)
    He went with us for hols too , wen we drove ie :-)
    My sweety heart , i plan to keep one soon too.
    We had soo muc of excess eggs too , i still get eggs from home free range chicken and yeah they are so beautifully deep yellow that it sure gets exciting and i cant buy those other eggs anymore :-)lol~~
    Ur sweet post made me grin , ear to ear with joy.


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