Louise is quite prolific. She barely has one batch hatched and she’s ready to begin sitting on the nest again. It was in April, as I recall, that Houdi and Gracie hatched and we kept them all in the “nursery” for at least a month. When they were big enough and we put them all back in with the other chickens, within a week or so (it seemed), Louise was back on the nest. I’ve given up counting days and waiting for the first babies to hatch but today I went out to check on her and was surprised to see this.
She must have 7 or 8 eggs still under her but only one has hatched so far. This is it .. after these, we’re not going to let her hatch any more. We’re going to be over run with chickens at this rate! They’re cute and fun to watch but we have too many as it is .. no more . . please remind me I said that! 🙂