Gladys with her chicks
Rita, Ava, Anias, and the two newest hatched:
Hopefully they stay two pretty little ladies.
I don't think Gladdys or Gwendolyn biologically mothered any of these chicks, but Rita does have a few fluffy feathers on her feet....so we will see.
I wonder who belongs to who?
I do have quite a mixed coop and they all have their own unique identities.
Chooks don't appear to be discriminative, once they have established their pecking order all my chooks run together, and very harmoniously. They all sleep, eat and lay together. They sometimes even share the job of sitting on the eggs...
I sometimes get three or four hens go broody at once and they just about sit on top of each other, I have witnessed them pushing each other out of the way and even sneaking eggs from under the other...When one needs a feed, the other just takes over, however I think it is quite a fight to get back on top again once the nest is left.
I think Gwendolyn is due in about 7 - 10 days,
so we''ll be keeping a close eye on her.
Makes me VERY Clucky!!!