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Spring Chicken

Today’s writing prompt:

Spring chicken.

Inspired by 17 fluffy chicks chirping in my incubator 🙂

Breakfast

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I’m sure most of us are well and truly chocolated-out 😦

I’ll stick to regular eggs for a while now!

Harry

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Harry – Prince of the chicken yard 🙂

Chicken feed

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I think it’s time I started using this old feeder . . . last night I discovered one of my bantams had hatched 8 adorable chickens 🙂

 

Natural progression :)

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Little green grub munches on tomato plants . . . chooks swallow little green grub . . . eggs 🙂

 

Brooding

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Even though there are three perfectly good nests in the pen, this hen preferred to lay her eggs right in the doorway and has now gone broody. I’m very careful where I step when I collect the rest of the eggs 🙂

 

Anzac all grown up!

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Back in late April, I posted a photo of a tiny chicken I rescued after it fell out of the nest and looked to be dead, ice cold, pecked by the other chooks and laying in the sawdust. I put it under a light for a few hours then later that night, even though it hadn’t improved very much, placed it back under the mother who was sitting on the rest of the eggs. I expected to find it dead in the morning but instead it was chirping brightly 🙂  I named it Anzac for its spirit and hatch date but had no idea whether it was a hen or rooster.

And . . . here she is . . . the beautiful Frizzle hen in the foreground. Just five months old and she’s just laid her first egg 🙂

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