This is one angry chicken. Why the rage, baby?
You gotta admit - she's got the stink eye down to a science! Look at that hateful glare! And all I ever did was love her. Sheesh!
I really need to make a note that Baby Barnee and A Nameless Black Hen both sat down on nests the same day - on Tuesday the 7th. We should have lots of peeps on or about the 28th.
I'll tell you what - Baby Barnee is screwed down tight on that nest - she won't move at all. And she screams and growls if anyone comes near her. I had to put a little dish of water near her - especially with the heat - because she won't get up! She might sneak off the nest a little in the afternoon when the rest of the flock is doing its Late Afternoon Peck Around. But she hasn't budged at all.
The other hen - and wow do I need a name for her - is in the most inconvenient place ever. Directly under my 12' compound mitre saw stand. I think its odd that they both sat on the same day - but I'm wondering if the full moon is close to their hatch date. It is the truth - the animals go by the moon and the stars.
Anyway, she's one of the nameless rabble.All I know about her is that she is one of Silver's sisters. Silver was beautiful and perfect and was killed by that stupid fox. This is her less interesting sister. who doesn't have a name - she's all black except for a creamish "collar. Any ideas? Most of my names tend to be descriptive - and I already have a hen named "Blackie." Unless I can come up with something better, she'll get a leg band (showing she gets a pass on butcher day for setting a nest) and be christened, "Not Silver" (which is pretty lame). Thoughts?
They don't tell you in the instructions that YES THEY SLEEP LIKE THAT! Ohmigosh that little one is just stretching her legs. She's fine. Aren't they cute? Funny little fuzz butts.
In other hatching news.... how adorable are these little guys? I moved them from the incubator to the brooder. At this writing (late on tuesday nite) we have 13 new little buddies. I'm not sure if Number 13 is going to make it. His "belly button" hasn't totally absorbed and I'm not sure if its intestine or really where he just connected to the yolk. Here's hoping he makes it for a perfect Bakers Dozen!
Happy Wednesday everyone!