However we are now entering the second week of March, the winds have died down and the forecast is for a few dry days. Today the sun is out, it is even quite warm, the daffodils, crocuses and primroses have made an appearance, the snowdrops have been and gone, nature is on course.
The first chicks of the season are now 5 weeks old, they are fully feathered and ready to be moved out of the brooder to a larger area - the stable. At 2 weeks of age the second hatch are thriving and before we know it they too will be ready to move on.
As I type the incubator is heating up ready for the next set of eggs to go in on Sunday.Soon hopefully it will be replaced by broody hens.
Light Sussex chicks just a few hours old.
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