Hello and welcome to The Compost Bin. I'm Compostwoman and I live with my family in rural Herefordshire. We have a polytunnel, garden, veg plot and small woodland, all managed organically, where we grow our own food, run courses in all sorts of things and share our lives with Chickens, Cats, Guinea Pigs and assorted wildlife. Oh and we make a lot of compost! We try to live a more self suffient, self reliant lifestyle here, as best 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 :)