Saturday, August 28, 2010

New arrivals: Spring has sprung!

Bantam brooding: last Friday, at 20 days
Our millefleur Belgian bantam hen worked very hard protecting her eggs against marauding snakes and rats. And she was rewarded with nine very cute offspring: tiny particles of fluff running around cheeping their heads off and keeping her very busy! She's very happy with them and so are we. Belgian bantams are quite rare and it's good to see some genetic diversity flourishing...
Hatched yesterday (Friday), on the 28th day

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