|She's a stressed out mom...as I would be! She's a worry wart!|
Oddly enough when we went in the yard EggBerta was out and about and I feared that her broody period was over. The chick was cheepin' away and when EggBerta finally went back on her nesting box we got the chick and placed it under her! Shelly took to her new mom right away but EggBerta wasn't sure what to do! She was pecking the chick to keep it underneath her and kind of started to purr, or coo. It was cute. We stayed outside until dark to make sure everyone was well behaved, and I was up at the crack of dawn next morning anxious to see how the night went.
|We weren't too sly about it!|
It's fun to watch EggBerta come down the ramp and that little ball of fluff peepin' and cheepin' to keep up! During the day mom and baby have been staying in the chicken run with their own food and water, but on my lunch break and when I'm home in the am and pm they graze around the yard under our supervision. Right now I'm gazing out the kitchen window watching them in amazement. Shelly will be able to fend for herself and be on her own in 6 week. I hope EggBerta looks after her until then!
|Shelly grazing on |