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New Babies


These chickens look as though they are hanging on to Mum’s every cluck!

There are actually six but one has its head down at the end of the row and one was hiding under Mum’s wing šŸ™‚ I started hatching chickens (under bantams and in an incubator) about 25 years ago and still love watching the new babies emerging into the world.

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  1. AWWWWWWWW! They are so cute. And Mama looks so loving and attentive. What a wonderfully adorable picture.

    • This was her first clutch and when I first put the eggs under her she seemed a bit vague and didn’t cover them all but after a couple of days she got the hang of it and we had a 100% success with six chickens out of six eggs šŸ™‚

  2. Oh I love this!

  3. I miss having chooks and raising little ones. I also find it really hard to dispose of empty egg cartons, so I am going to save them and see if I can find someone who can use them! Of course when I did todss them, they went to be recycled.

    • I have two more hens sitting at the moment and I’m hoping they are as successful as this one. I don’t hatch as many as I used to but I visited a lady who breeds all kinds on my way back from Gawler last time and she inspired me šŸ™‚

  4. Very sweet capture, Lancer…and thanks so for bringing back wonderful memories of the days when I did the same!

  5. When my children were still very young and my Nan lived in a nursing home, we used to take newly hatched chickens (and guinea pigs) to show the residents. The joy on their faces was incredible as so many had grown up with chickens in the back yard. Even one lady who was in the advanced stages of alzheimers and didn’t speak reacted with the first smile I’d ever seen from her. I hope someone brings me chickens when I’m no longer able to get to them myself šŸ™‚

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