By the time I arrived home from Beijing on Friday evening, two little chicks had already hatched. The final count is ten. So David's work turning the eggs in the incubator twice daily while I was away, first in the USA and then in China, has all been worth it. This time we bought a dozen eggs from a nearby Barnevelder breeder, and added some of our own eggs that were (hopefully) fertilised by Russell before his demise. Our new babies are busy pecking and sleeping under their heat lamp. So fluffy and cute.
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