Tuesday, September 18, 2012

First Legbar Peeps!

Two of the girls in the Legbar breeding pen decided to go broody and hatch some eggs.   They hatched out four but two didn't survive the cooler night temps we've recently experienced.  There are also six more eggs in the bator set to hatch on Monday.  So far they are all still alive. 

This is Legbar, the rooster with two of his ladies.  The hen to the left is a cream legbar, the hen on the bottom a silver leghorn/EE cross.

The leghorn cross is the second broody in this batch.  She lays white eggs which we removed from the nest.

And the cream legbar hen, Lily, puffed up and trying to intimidate the photographer...me!  She has warned the chicks to take cover, which they did under the Rubbermaid lid in their "play area."

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