We have three new chicks as of 11.00am this morning! Mum was on the nest as normal when we got up at 6.30am. we saw the eggs intact when she went out to feed but when she left again at 11.00am there they were!
Mum and babies all looking well- I’m about to go out and put some meal worms out for the parents to feed the chicks. I just hope dad is about to share the task!
Mum pulling egg shell off number four chick before eating it (the shell that is). They do get nutritional benefit from doing this but it also hides evidence from predators if she were to drop it outside the nest.