Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Broody Hen

Our hen Tess has gone broody. This means that she wants to hatch eggs. Since roosters are illegal in the city we have two choices, we can buy her a wooden egg or we can find fertilized eggs for her. I went on to Craigslist and found a farmer who has fertilized eggs and today I picked them up, brought them home and put them under Tess.
I marked the eggs with a sharpie so we know which ones are fertilized. I was so nervous, I forgot to take a picture of the eggs before I put them in for her. If all goes well, we will have baby chicks on June 16th. If they are roosters, we will have to find a new home for them. If they are hens they can stay.

I took these photos of Liam and Galileo this morning. Liam is getting better and being gentle with the kitten, but he still has some room for growth.


bentonflocke said...

beautiful pictures!! Great he´s feeling better

Hope the chicken project will work - can´t wait to the the little ones!

Mathilde said...

beautiful pictures ! sweet child and cat ! lol