Saturday, July 10, 2010

Isis egg hatched but the baby past

Isis has been broody for a long while now. One of her eggs finally hatched but between that time and the time I found it it had already passed. This chick was big. Fully formed. I don't know exactly why it died but I am guessing it was just to week after breaking through the shell or that it was hurt by Isis or one of the other chickens. He wasn't dried off. He was still laying in part of his shell.
I was hoping she would atleast have one baby from all her effort. She has been laying for atleast 2 months. She has laid on several clutches. But the other chickens seem to destroy her efforts.

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