See these little fellows....we found them under our house...along with our littlest missing hen.
About 3 weeks ago we noticed that our teeny tiny frizzle hen was missing....we thought for sure she was a goner. Then last week, my youngest son went under our porch and found Batgirl....and under her was a clutch of eggs.
We were going to throw the eggs out because we didn't know how long they had been there....but started doing some yard work and totally forgot to do it.
Well...thank goodness we didn't....because the next moring I heard a faint chirping sound and went to investigate....and there she was...Batgirl and 1 chick....then 2 chick.....3 chick.....4 chick.
We were so excited to see chicks hatched here....we can now actually be called a lil' hobby farm. Batgirl was doing good for a couple days with the chicks...but then she started pecking them a little too much...so we decided to bring them in the house to raise. We thought Batgirl would be sad to see them go....nope....she started running around like a free bird....I think I even heard her "YIPPEE" a couple times. I think she thought hatching them was enough work....she didn't want to raise them too.
We never thought we'd see any chicks hatched here because our hens are not very broody....they pretty much lay eggs and run....but Batgirl was a good momma and stayed with her eggs until they hatched.
So now I'd like to introduce you to our newest family members....
Can you tell I let my boys name our chickens....and that they like Cartoon Network ;o)
Have a great weekend!
Oh....I often get asked what a frizzle bantam looks like...they're tiny chickens with curly feathers....I'll have to get a photo of Batgirl for you so you can check it out.