Friday, May 6, 2011


In another moment of insanity I thought I'd buy two banties, looking for a broody hen since banties are more notoriously broody than regular hens. (None of my big hens ended up broody.) I ended up with 12 banty chicks when I went to pick them up on Wednesday. They are three days old in the photo. They're an assortment and five are crested and four have feathers on their legs. Mostly they huddle under the lamp and sleep. No, I don't know what I'm going to do with a dozen banties if they all live. But the last time I got 12 banty chicks, seven turned out to be roosters. (We all know what happens to too many roosters.) If I'm lucky I'll get six hens. We'll see. Happy Mother's Day!

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