Sweet Pea and Her Chicks
Sweet Pea is a cornish game hen that I picked out on a whim nearly 3 years ago. She came with 3 other chicks (one of which was eaten by a hawk). The other two turned into little roosters that sound like kazoos. They are the best of buds and bring comedy to our little farm.
Sweet Pea is the only broody hen we have. She weighs perhaps 2 pounds and has been known to brood on 7 eggs at a time. Last year she hatched 1 chick, who disappeared within 24 hours. We never did find the body, or chick feathers. We suspect a snake, but no proof. This year, she hatched these two beauties. Yeah – they aren’t her’s biologically either. She will sit on anyone’s eggs, which makes her extra cool.