Mona, our Barnevelder hen, successfully hatched four chicks yesterday of mixed breed. Three eggs were brown (potentially hers and/or the two Coronation Sussex X Isa Brown hens, Lacey and Marshmallow) and one egg was white which belongs to the Silver Spangled Hamburgh hen, Hettie. Additionally, we currently have two roosters – another SS Hamburgh, Dirk, and a Frizzle, The Fierce Lady, who is no lady at all as it turns out. ‘He’ was thought to be a ‘she’ and was given to me by my cousin, Kim. But he is definitely a he! And he may not have long on this earth due to the crowing competitions he and Dirk are having.