This summer has been a busy one. First we had a nice long spring, and then poof! Hot days of summer! Garden time, working on camper time, and why isn't mama hen wanting to set? We have this one white hen, faithful as ever on setting, but this year she did not want to set until June which is really late for her since by June she could be on her second batch of chicks.
Early on we had what they call "rat" snake in the chicken pen. Hubby found it when he was reaching in to get the eggs it had one in its mouth already! So, he caught that one and took it on down the road a few miles and turned it loose. Mama hen then decided to hatch some little ones. She hatched seven, and then there were four. Hmmm.
That morning I looked around everywhere, and hubby looked too. Till I looked up.
Poor mama hen. So, I have been wanting some Araucana chickens again for the longest time so I can have some pretty colored eggs! I found some baby chicks, and went to pick them up. Now to see if mama would take to them. We slipped them under her late at night.
As for the snakes, well, we have a lot of woods around us so they can stay there. The neighbor has had a big one at their place, and I have seen a couple of real little ones which is ok....for now. Just stay out of the chicken pen or your home will be miles down the road!