Hello and welcome to The Compost Bin. I'm Compostwoman and I live in Herefordshire with Compostman and teenage daughter Compostgirl. We have just under 4 acres of land which contains a woodland, polytunnel, small orchard, garden and veg plot. We grow our own organic produce and make lots of cider, wine, jam and chutney. We also make a lot of compost. We share our lives with Chickens, Cats, Guinea Pigs and assorted wildlife. We try our best to live a more self reliant lifestyle, growing and making and fixing and mending and re-using and re-cycling stuff, if we can.
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Wednesday, 28 August 2013
New arrivals and a very proud, very caring Mama Hen
This is what I videoed, yesterday afternoon.
And this is what greeted me when I went out to check on Nutmeg this morning :)
Two chicks have hatched!
The dark one is a French Copper Blue Marans, the creamy one is a French Wheaten Marans cockerel x Cream Legbar hen.
And here is a video of their first few steps :)
Nutmeg, aged nearly 6, a generic ginger hybrid, first time broody hen :) Well done lovely hen :)