First Chick of 2012

My white English Game hen hatched out a single tiny chick today after setting for almost 3 months. She finally had a fertile egg to hatch from the old rooster. This hen always broods up to three times a year starting in February. Her sets from the end of last year were not strong and the chicks did not hatch. Now she is back in the game providing my farm with new life. She will not leave the nest until all viable eggs hatch. Then her mothering skills turn on and she is the best mother hen I have.

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