By Thursday we should have some new arrivals in the household. My chickens arrived last year and have become very loved additions to the meagerie. However, only 5 really isn't very many, particularly if they go broody as often as bantams do, at the moment we get 1 egg a day...
They'll also start getting old and laying less, and eventually go to the big chicken shed in the sky so I decided we ought to work on some replacements.
This chicken has spent the last 3 weeks sitting on 6 eggs. I bought them in from an online seller as my cockerel is related to all my hens, and I fancied getting a new colour in the flock. Four of the six look to be fertile, and they're due to hatch on Wednesday. I think their Mum will be glad to escape from her cardboard box in the utility room/back passage and see green grass and sunlight again.
So check back in a few days for some chick pictures... fingers crossed!