We have had an array of garden chickens for some while and our initial stock was slightly depleted when some girlies turned into full blown noisy cockerils, we kept one just because he was sooo hansome. He has been living happily with Dolly and Dotty, two rather plain Marans..........The girls have never gone broody despite frantic feather flutterings and lots of lurve from the cockeril. My son decided to increase his flock by artifical means. Once we started to incubate the eggs we then read about the horrors of deformity, death and canabalism. Excactly 21 days later this happened..
Only two babies hatched out of seven, but they are so very sweet. They did not however take on the looks of thier dad and resemble , six weeks later a couple of black crows. But we love our Frankie and Benny.!