On a wet week in mid-November Pompom, our Japanese Silky, defied seasonal conventions and decided to get broody…
She hatched two chicks on Thursday but then deserted the nest to care for the other two. No time to sit on eggs as a new mum!
By Friday night the other eggs were stone cold but being hopelessly sentimental we took the cold eggs and put them in our incubator. Our optimism was rewarded and on Saturday morning we had another fluffy chick.
We sneaked the new chick under Pompom that evening and they are now all doing well together. If you’re passing through the farm see if you can spot our new friends in the chicken run!