Brahma Mama and a couple of Gold Sex Link Chicks
I had three broody hens so I bought some fertilized eggs and gave 10 to each hen. This week they started hatching. This is the best Mama in the bunch, and my favorite breed - a Buff Brahma. Though the chicks look like they could be hers, they are actually Golden Sex Links - a breed that is a cross - Rhode Island Red hen and a Delaware White Rooster - the chicks are red (female) or yellow (male) I also have Black Sex Links (cross of Barred Rock Hen and Rhode Isand Red Rooster) and Australorps. So excited to see the eggs hatching. ©lauraquick
Broody Brahma Mama
I have had the distinct pleasure of having three of my 12 hens go broody all at the same time. So, although I already bought chicks, these hormonally possessed hens have each been given 10 eggs to hatch. We’ll see how it goes. The Cornish was initially stealing eggs from the Cochin and rolling them into her nest. I have no idea whether or not those will be viable. This hen, my favorite Brahma, is a SERIOUS mama-to-be. She’s been awesome so far. The eggs are Astralorp, Golden Sex Link and Black Sex Link. Fingers crossed that some of the eggs hatch. I haven’t been around hatching eggs since 2nd grade. :) With any luck we’ll see chicks June 11-13. Squeeeeeee!