We have a new baby chick!
He/She arrived on 4/25/17. You can still see her little egg tooth on her beak as she is barely a day old in this photo, just learning to walk and eat. She is a mix between a Cuckoo Maran Rooster and a Buff Orpington hen. It is hard to work or do school with a cutie like this just outside! But her “mama” that hatched her is very protective and makes sure she is safe from us and the other little chickens that are about 2 months old.
Baby and the broody “mama” hen that hatched her are picture below. The broody hen is a 1 yr old Speckled Sussex and this is her first hatchling. We are waiting on the other 4 eggs that are under her to see if they hatch.
Here’s proud “papa” checking on his baby (and trying to figure out what I am doing!). The golden hen is a Buff Orpington, but since we have 4 we don’t know who the biological mother is.