Tardis has spent the past three weeks sitting firmly on a clutch of ten eggs. She's been chatting to us as we build the polytunnel and crooning chicken songs at her brood. Then on Sunday...
Six of the ten eggs have hatched - two yellow, four blue. The blue ones are Blue Orpingtons, the eggs of which had spent time in a fridge before Tardis got to warm them up again with her underparts.
It didn't take them long to find the bowl of chick crumb.
Snuggling in a box while the broody pen is cleaned out.