Just over three weeks ago Mr Fox paid us a visit and killed five of our laying hens. As you can imaging we were very upset especially as we had hatched them ourselves over the last few years. Cocky our cockerel was the only survivor of the massacre. He put up a good fight to try and protect his girls, but was no match for crafty Mr Fox. He is now so sad and lonely after loosing them and its heart breaking to see him wandering around the garden all by himself. But good things have come out of bad and that is we have 5 healthy chicks.
Luckily i had some fertile eggs from the hens and put them in the incubator. Last week after 21 days they hatched out and here they are, Delightful balls of fluff.