Four Feather Babies

Well, Ashley pushed the last egg out of her next this morning, walked around and made an attempt to convince her babies to follow her outside.  They did not.

Assuming she was telling me that the last egg was not going to hatch, I removed it from the coop and got her and the four remaining babies some food and water.

The other egg, the one she was trying to ‘help’ the other day… also died.  I figured it would if it couldn’t get out on its own.

So Ashley has four little wee feather babies.

Here’s a video of them from yesterday.

I’ve removed them from the laying bed they were in and into the cat carrier.  It’s a little snug for a bigger hen like an Australorp, but still a safe place for the Wee Ones to be.

 

2 thoughts on “Four Feather Babies

    1. They’re doing alright so far. Yesterday we had the first ‘winter’ weather of the season. Sleet and rain. The babies stuck close to their momma. Good thing, too, because the older birds are in various stages of molting and they did NOT like the sleet, so they spent most the day in the coop, too.

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