Hank’s a daddy. Gratuitous cuteness indeed! Tater’s clutch is hatching. The little Blue Slate poults are making themselves known. They all look great so far – healthy and active. There’s 7 here in the photo (you can just barely see #7′s beak poking out under Tater’s tails), but there are definitely more underneath her. We won’t know for sure how many she has until she gets off the nest with them. This is the first time we’ve been able to get a hen to hatch her own eggs (we’ve tried 3 times before this) so we’re super excited.
Hank is a Self Blue (Lavender) and both of our hens are Splash (all the same breed it’s just the coloring this refers to). You can see the poults with more gray on them will be Splash (gray with black speckles like mom) and the ones that are all yellow will be Self Blue like dad.
*I have to thank my friend Kristin for coming up with naming them Tater Tots.