Friday, March 16, 2012
I initially started raising Giant Cochins with the thought they would be broodies for my Blue Andalusian chicks. Andalusians just have no interest in taking care of their own kids. They produce a bajillion of them, then they are just "dead-beat" parents and don't want to take the time to hatch or raise them! Spring fever has hit hard and they are popping out eggs like crazy in that pen. I was in need of some help to get the blue babies hatched.
So Cochins to the rescue...or NOT. I waited and waited for one of my beautiful blue Cochin gals to go broody. You would think out of 9 hens, one would cooperate? Nope. Nada. So I took the plunge and ordered an incubator off of eBay. Guess what? The pretty little lady pictured above and below decided she wants to raise some chicks! The very day after I spent a small fortune on an "alternative" way to get those babies hatched.
"We are NOT amused"