Okay I swear this will be the last poultry post for a while on this (ahem) gardening blog, but it was a big weekend around here last weekend.
Six appears to be the magic number.
She’s not exactly doing the Hovercraft thing, but her tail is quite fluffed out. She was giving me the warning crackle the whole time I visited.
Here’s Chicken Patty with her six foster chicks. She’s doing very well with them, though admittedly she was getting kind of bored in the dog kennel I had set up for her in my gardening shed. So, I moved her and the babies out to the Chicken Tractor, which is (conveniently) set over the goose/turkey nesting box. Considering the geese and turkeys have other sleeping arrangements, this works quite well for Patty and her little brood. The babies are five slow-growing Cornish like their adopted mama and one little red broiler.
And Yoli, our goose, hatched six goslings this weekend, of the 9 eggs she was sitting. Isn’t she just the prettiest bird? Look at that refined, beautiful head of hers.
Here’s the back end. Can you count three little legs? Must be warm in there…