Mother turkey, Vickie, is a well seasoned mother and rarely leaves her nest once she is sitting tight. She might have a stretch and a nature call when they are let out to range but other than that, she stays well and truly planted on her nest. I'm not sure how many eggs she has under her and I am not game to find out. Turkey eggs take about 27 days to incubate so we will be expecting these to hatch sometime around 25th October.
The Pekin mother who is nameless because I really just can't tell them apart, is sitting on 17 eggs. I'm hoping we get some chicks from this lot of eggs as last year we had no success with the pekins. It might be time for a new rooster. These should hatch next week sometime or maybe a little later.
The fourth nest belongs to the Sebrights. They are my son's chickens and they are the craziest, flightiest chickens we have ever had. I don't care for them much at all.
Just waiting for the ducks to sit and we will have a farm full of cuteness.
I am off to town today after a much loved absence. The cupboards are however quite bare and the girls have their music lessons so there is no choice.