The eggs we set just before mothers day have hatched. These were from my dark brown layers – the French blue marans – resulting in a mix of blue, black and splash marans, which we then fostered onto our old reliable broody. She’s a good girl and very defensive of her babies.. all fifteen. At first we don’t get to see them, unless they cannot resist a peak from the safety of her feathers, but then she will bring them out to show them the food and water.
We moved them out to a pen this morning, and they enjoyed bathing in the warm sun.
All in time for the Easter weekend.