Notice the tip of the iceberg under her breastbone? I crawled in there.... there were TEN EGGS under her.
I'm not telling Keith.
She, Flicka, and Rosewitha hatched at least 30 chicks last year. Rosewitha is living in the big henhouse again now, and so far, Flicka has not plopped herself down on any eggs, thank heavens. Let's see.... 12 new bantams, but one a cockerel.... 22 chicks in the shop under lights.... hmmmm..... 15 original occupants (with the loss of Ruffles) in the little henhouse. I sure hope that new henhouse gets built quickly before golf season goes into full swing!
Hopefully, my friend Joani will be interested in some nice-colored and hopefully frizzled bantams for this summer!
I didn't have the heart to throw them out.