Over the weekend we had our first hatch of chicks; 18 in total.
This hatch is mostly blue marans, but we also bought in some gold top hatching eggs, as I am told that these, a light sussex silkie cross, will make good broodies
Gold tops are also sex linked I.e.they give away the gender of the newly hatched chicks by their colour.
We would have raised the boys too, as we do, but as it happens,most of the eggs we bought were infertile, which is diappointing, but thankfully, the two we did get appear to be girls.
first hatch of 2013
20 March 2013 by colouritgreen