Alan found John's Chicken sitting on a nest of eggs in the goat house, back in the corner where we can't reach her. Apparently, she decided that was the best place to take up residency. How many chicks do you count?
Yesterday morning we knew she'd hatched at least one chick... Alan saw it, but I only heard it.
Now how many chicks do you count? I'll give you a hint... ____ is enough. But is it really? I don't think so... I think there are at least 9 chicks, since there's a little pale yellow one with a little black spot on the top of it's head that is visible in the third photo, but doesn't seem to be visible in this last photo.
Alan knows she was sitting on 12 eggs. We should be able to get a final count on the chicks tomorrow or Tuesday. She'll have the chicks out and about when either all of the eggs hatch and the babies get their newly hatched wobbles under control, OR she's sure that the other eggs aren't going to hatch. What a good mama John's Chicken turned out to be!
And before you even ask, YES, yes it's true... we have Christmas lights on the goat pen next to the barn. They need holiday decor, too!