Well, two chicks out – a Speckled Sussex and an Australorp. There are also 11 more pips! Today is Day 20.
I peeked under Rosie at 9:45 am and the first egg I saw was pipped. I didn’t lift her any further. She’s not acting any more strange or defensive than usual. I’m a bit paranoid that she will attack her chicks or something, but that’s probably because I haven’t had a successful broody before. Rosie is a sensible hen and usually at the top of the pecking order. I’m hoping she’ll be a good, tough mom. We’ll see!