Well, it looks as though Not only Maxine may be expecting babies soon, but Astro and Trixie as well! We have three eggs and are getting one more every other day. I have read that she will continue to lay until she reaches 5-7 and then she will set on them. 21 days or so later cute fluffy little pea-chicks are
born hatched! I have been debating weather or not to let Trixie hatch them out herself (that of course is reliant upon her actually begining to set on the nest here in the next few days) OR stick the slightly large eggs underneath my broody Rhode Island Red hen that has been camped out in the nesting box of the chicken coop for the last week. She’s been working so hard sitting on her eggs, but with no rooster around her poor little heart will be broken when she finally realizes no cute little babies will be comin gout. I haven’t decided yet what the final decision will be, but for now the eggs remain in the box with Astro and Trixie.
Maxine has also been showing wonderful signs of having enjoyed her little trip over to Liberty Farms to meet her boyfriend Jason. She keeps layign in goofy positions on the ground scratching and itching her growing belly. She also has shown a fond interest in playing with the dogs through the fence or sharing her food with the chickens, something she would never have done pre-pregnancy. I am excited to watch her develop and grow over the next few months. Unfortunately I have much longer to wait than if she were to have laid an egg like Trixie, lol.
Until next time….