I have a heart for mother birds.  All that patience.  So much risk.

That’s why I’m thankful today that our turkey hen (named Bonnet) managed to hatch a small brood.chick1

Her last batch of eggs was stolen by a hungry raccoon the day before they were to hatch.

Then her long time mate, Rainboy, was lost to a dog.

She weathered a rough spring, but even with no eggs, she didn’t stop sitting on the nest.

So we popped a few chicken eggs under her, and now, 21 days later…

bonnet and chickwe have chicken hatchlings who may grow up talkingTurkey!

3 thoughts on “thankful

  1. We have been seriously considering putting some fertile chicken eggs under our Muscovy duck. She is broody and it so hard to see her setting on her nest of decaying eggs day in and day out. We don’t need more poultry, we would be doing it solely for her sake. I wasn’t sure how she would take to baby chicks. Please keep us updated.

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