That leaves us with the original pair, Gorgeous and Handsome, and of course sad-looking little Baldy.
Baldy, who came to us looking like this, I promise.
For the past three weeks, everyone in my family has been away from home, and a Peace Corps volunteer was housesitting for us. Anna cared for all of our animals, including the chickens, but apparently she never collected any eggs. To our delighted surprise, we returned home to find Gorgeous sitting on a nest full! We had intended to let the chickens try to hatch some eggs after our vacation, so the timing on this was just perfect.
From the look of things, she is sitting on eggs laid by both herself and Baldy. I don't know enough about chickens to know how unusual this would be. We're really looking forward to the outcome of this unplanned educational experience at our house!
Gorgeous with her nest full of eggs. Sorry it's a blurry action shot, but Gorgeous wasn't liking the idea of moving off her eggs for the picture.