The bantams, true to their reputation, are broody little birds. Here, a Golden Sebright and a Mille Fleur d’Uccles patiently wait out their confinement in an old dog kennel. They’re sitting on about 2 dozen chicken and wild mallard (!!) eggs.
Chicken Patty says she wants to be the first meal coming out of the masonry oven.
And who in the world could take care of 17 children? I don’t wish it on Ruby so the majority of them are now under lights. She gets to raise the three we intend to keep.
And this little fellow has been living in and around my garden the last two weeks. Very shy, you gotta wonder how he got where he is. I explained it to my daughter this way: “Do you remember when you lost your first balloon when we were at the county fair when you were 3? Well, that’s probably what happened to this family when their little bird flew out the window. There’s nothing you can do but cry and watch it fly away.”