"United we bargain, divided we beg."

Monday, June 16, 2008

sad day on the farm

The black hen finally hatched out her babies...well, three of them, anyway. Three cute little black and yellow chicks, and seven more eggs. Maybe there would have been more. But somebody left the barn door open and the pig got in. Bye bye baby birdies. 
The poor momma chicken was running around looking for them all afternoon. When she settled down in the evening, I put a new egg next to her, and she rolled it underneath herself and sat on it, so I'm hoping that if I can buy a few new hatched chicks and slip them under her while she's sleeping, she'll adopt them. The book says you can do that sometimes.
Today I'm calling Kaiser Meats to come get the pig.