Alsty may be young, but she is proving herself to be one serious momma. After successfully raising 18 chicks, 10 of her own hatchlings plus an extra 8 incubator babies, and kicking them all to the curb at the six week mark, she has gone broody again.

With what I am learning is her usual efficient decisiveness, she hunkered down on Thursday morning and indicated with a growl that she was ready to bake more eggs. [Insert joke about the fact she is a Teutonic breed 😊]

I gave her some polish n’ Silkie mix eggs, plus entrusted her with my very special *last* six Swedish Flower eggs for this season. I know my Swede eggs are safe with my little Austrian chicken.