Working with Permaculture principles to create an urban self reliant life in Essex
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Broody hens everywhere
Yes our hens are going broody left right and centre (must be the hot weather). Two of the sitting hens have hatched so far but with disappointing results so far with four chicks each (out of 8 and 11 eggs ) don't know if our cockerel is a bit past it or its the weather (again!) here is a picture of the coup ready for the next hopeful mother. The coup is filled with earth to make a nest which will keep the eggs in the right humidity.