Check out my front porch...do you see it?
There, in the dormant flower pot....my little black bantam hen. She had 13 eggs in it, and is determined to be the mom of the year.
I'll share another pic tomorrow. I wasn't sure what to do with her, so I grabbed a dog carrier, turned labor room, and put her, pot and all, in the cage. Of course there is hay laid down, a water jug and plenty of food for the chooklets. I checked on her later in the day and found a wee baby wandering around, below the pot. I lifted her out and put her in the cage and moved each egg in, where she promptly moved them beneath her.
So far, we have 4 babies! I think my grandmother would be proud.
***Disclaimer: the porcelain bedpan seen under the porch swing is an actual water bath for the birds in the summer...some nurses have sick senses of humor***