So sad today. Went out this morning to check on the penned birds and found the two peeps huddled together in the nest crate...dead. After chasing the Lebar broody off the nest last week, the Leghorn cross decided she was tired of brooding the chicks and slept on the perch with the others last night, leaving the chicks to fend for themselves. Of course it was only 57 degrees overnight.
Luckily, five more Legbar eggs are going into lockdown in the bator tonight. I'm definitely not trusting this group again with brooding their own.