Friday 4 May, 2012
Our Black Orpington has gone broody, so Dan picked up 13 Welsummer eggs from TAS's "cooped-up" on Wednesday night, so instead of two wee cream pullet eggs, she's now mum to 13 large, dark brown eggs. She doesn't seem to mind though .
We haven't put eggs under a broody for a long time and I donated our incubator to a school project, so we're hoping that we'll get a half decent hatch.
We've never had Welsummers before, but they have a reputation as a good dual purpose breed and the males are indentifiable at hatching, so we'll know what we've got. And hopefully we'll have some dark egg laying hens to bring into our laying flock.