Learning the joys of raising chickens...and navigating the roads of life
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
We have all been waiting.
I had a hybrid bantam hen. She is all white, but I have both parents. They are both black with a tan or cream colored collar. She was by herself, so I put a white silkie rooster in with her. Well, they got busy, and she started sitting after laying about 15 or 16 eggs. It seemed like forever ago when she started sitting. We'll be away for the weekend, so I figured if they had not hatched by Friday, I was gonna throw out the eggs. Yesterday afternoon I saw a little white head poking out from under her, but I could still see eggs. She was still sitting, too. Then I check in on her this morning before leaving for work. I saw a black chick, but it wasn't moving. I think it might be dead. I told Mike just in case, so he can get it out if it is. But since she was still sitting I let her sit. I wll check back in this afternoon. I can't wait for her to get up. I'm curious as to how these chicks will turn out! I will post later when they are out and about with some pics!