What a Mama!
LORD willin' we will have baby chicks with in the next 10 days. This Buff Orpington has 17 eggs under her. All seems to be going okay right now. No bad smells indicating rotten eggs and she has been faithfully setting.
We chose Buffs this time around because they are said to be a very broody breed. Well, this one sure is!
We haven't decided whether we will let her keep the chicks or take them from her and raise them ourselves. The last time we left chicks with their mama, a snake got to them. Baby chicks left on the ground are a magnet for snakes. So we'll see ;-)