Monday, 7 May 2012

Five Fluffy Chicks

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.










The chicks are now 6 days old and doing well.






5 comments:

  1. Awwh Linda they are adorable,hope they settle in well with Cocky the cockerel,hope your keeping well,lovely,xoxoxo

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  2. Hi Linda Darn fox so sad for you. Hope new chicks can kick butt!!. XX Joan

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  3. Linda they are DELIGHTFUL XXXX Love the photos xxxx

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  4. That is so horrible about your hens. Poor ladies. :(

    Gorgeous fluffy chicks tho. :)

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  5. Oh dear that is so sad, how frightening and poor Cocky x
    the little chicks ar sooooooooooooo cute!
    love jooles x

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