Sally, our ever-broody Light Sussex girl, hatched three Wheaten Maran chicks for us yesterday. Marans are the chocolate brown egg layers and we hope we have some girls in there, as we are looking forward to a colourful egg basket.
Sally is a great mum but out of the five eggs we gave her only three made it. On closer inspection, we realised one wasn't fertile and another one was fertile but the little guy failed to hatch. Very sad.
More worries came when one of the chicks seemed to have some issues walking as he rolled over whenever he tried. Thankfully, this issue only lasted about an hour and all three chicks are now happily walking around following mum. We moved them to the nursery pen so they have space all to themselves and can have mediaced chick starter feed to make sure they stay healthy.
Check out our Facebook page to see a video of the poor rolling chick (quite funny actually) and of how they are liking their new pen.
Born and raised in Italy, travelled a lot and lived in Singapore and Spain