Saturday, 21 January 2012

Focus on - Martha and Mabel (part 1)

Martha and Mabel were our first chicks - seen here at about 10 days old.  They came from kindergarten, where the eggs are hatched as a science experiment.   As you can see, I got pooped on a lot!  We had hoped to hand raise them but the cats made that difficult by being a little too interested in the babies, so we were lucky enough to be able to sneak them under our oldest hen, Betty, an almost permanently broody girl.  They adapted to the outside world very well, but see part 2 to read about What Happened Next (cue sinister music)

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