We were supposed to be getting chicken free here in Wales to make lurching between our two addresses a much easier proposition ... but Jill the Lavender Pekin Bantam and Dancer our little cockerel had other ideas!!
Jill managed to successfully hatch out three of the eggs she was sitting on, they were all her own eggs so the chicks are Pekin Bantams. The third little chick only lasted a week as she took her eyes off it and it decided to try swimming in deep water. But raising two out of three is a good success rate for this first time Mum.
I'm purposely not naming them or getting attached ...
... not that she's letting me.
She's very good at alerting them to any impending danger including giant humans approaching for a cuddle. I had to trap this little one to be able to pick her up for a photo
But it was worth it. She is gorgeous as is her little black sister.
They are about a month old now, born on or around the 20th June. They now have lots of lovely new feathers and are well able to fly short distances.
Meaning that from time to time they are on the opposite side of the fence to Mum!!
Still not getting attached.
Not getting attached.
But awww ... they are cute 😉