One of our hens is determined to sit on a nest for a while (she's "gone broody" -- see Thursday's post).
Today we went out to a breeder and bought some eggs for her to sit on! The kind we got are Black Copper Maran -- the parents are pictured here. The eggs themselves are a dark brown.
Actually getting the eggs under the chicken wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. Penguin is usually a very sweet chicken -- bottom of the pecking order in fact. When I was putting the eggs under her, she pecked my hand so hard that it drew blood in a couple places. She's sure a protective mother.