Lovely post Liz thank you for sharing
This blogging place is amazing. But more of that in a moment.
Yesterday (Friday) we were feeling the spring. Our black hen, Bronte sister number II, has been feeling it too.
She’s been sitting in the nest box all day, for around a week. pecking all who approach her and guarding an empty nest box most of the time.
Now it’s tricky to explain to the hens, but without a male, brooding over eggs is a bit pointless. And brooding over a rubber egg is probably worse still!
Bronte II (perhaps Emily?) isn’t listening.
So The Chef Beekeeper, (he’s such a softie : )
decides that she should be rewarded for her efforts.
We bought our hens in a place called Stolwijk. It’s a menagerie with dozens of domestic birds for sale and some other curiosities.
They sometimes also have fertilised hens eggs.
So we headed off in the…
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