It has been 31 weeks and the young hens are hatching their own chicken peeps. This Americana hen has been sitting on 11 eggs for 21 days now and she has hatched 7 out of 11 eggs yesterday and today. These were not all her eggs though, Bo’s mom picked the biggest eggs and she didn’t seem to mind that all are not her eggs or perhaps she couldn’t tell I’m not sure.
Prior to this hen, also an Americana hen had hatched 9 peeps and she has been looking after them.
As you can see that the peeps are from different mother hens, but this Americana hen didn’t seem to mind and might be that she knew that she hatched all of them.
They love going into Grandma’s garden because there are plenty of insects and vegetables there.
All they have to do is jumped the fence and they are in.
The new additions to the hen house are the Old English Game hens.
The Old English Game has been seen in Great Britain since the 19th Century and is a descendant of the ancient fighting cocks. The breed hasn’t changed very much for over a thousand years. They were probably the first breed of chicken ever developed in Britain and have always been fighting birds. (source)
It’s interesting to see the various breeds running around, such as the Americana hen with beard.
And the Rhode Island Red, this rooster has a beautiful coat and not to mention the rooster comb.
The Americana rooster.
A very dominant breed and very aggressive in nature.
One thing that they all have in common is that they all love to eat.
Photos and video were taken with the telephoto lens.