Those bantams just keep adding to their little nest. No matter how much they fluff out their feathers, they cannot cover all the eggs.
I picked one of them up and shooed her off the nest so I can give you a glance at how many eggs they’re sitting on.
If I had to guess, I would stay there’s a total of 25 to 30 eggs under them. If even half of them hatch, we’re going to double our bantam population and we need less . . not more chickens!
Vince is excited to see what they’re going to look like. We have all those different breeds and there’s just no telling what these babies are going to look like.
In this photo are: a little sebright hen in the front,to her left is a buff brahma, next to that one is a white silkie, then Pearl . . the only full size hen and looking quite stuffed in that photo! To Pearl’s right is Chief, one of the bantam babies hatched from our last batch of hens. In the far back is another white silkie, a white cochin, Della (the Japanese black tailed bantam) and a mille fleur d’uccle. Those are such pretty little chickens. Here’s a photo of them.
Most of the chickens in the above photo are also in the first photo but this one has Screech . . the little black Japanese rooster with the horribly screechy crow.
Yes, we should have some interesting babies and we will spend hours trying to figure out who’s the mama and who’s the daddy. We will never know for sure but it will be cheap entertainment . . that’s for sure.