I sure have lots of broody hens this year. We just had another small hatch and I’m convinced “Elvis” is not spreading the love around and it’s time to add another rooster to the flock or two. This hen was set with 11 eggs (not all hers) and she started hatching on Sunday and finished yesterday with only four little chicks.
This red hen is due to hatch on the 26th.
These two ladies are wanting to set as well and I have to lift them off eggs that other hens are laying every day. Wish I could find some good fertile eggs!!
I have noticed that none of my green eggs are hatching so it will be interesting to see what kind of egg layers these turn out to be. I’ve set almost forty eggs this spring and only have eight chicks make it though 10 hatched. I’m hoping red hen will do better! Updates later.