|Hills of Sligo.|
It was an important hatch for us as a friend had kindly given us a dozen Copper Maran eggs, this is a breed of bird that gives the darkest of all eggs, a rich Mahogany colour, the rest of the eggs were Buff Orpingtons from our own birds, as our cockerel ( Mr Buffy) is now over three years old we wanted to make sure that we have young birds and hopefully a nice Buff cockerel to take over when Mr. Buffy is too old to do his job. All the chicks are now safely in their brooder; eating, drinking and running around. Next time we hatch we will double check everything, but we do feel very stupid when it's something we have been doing for a quarter of a century. Old age is definitely catching up with us.
|Food for free, just a few minutes work.|
|Ten minutes later all done.|
|River Bonet, Dromahair|
|Forest at Lough Gill.|