Our friend put some little (tiny) eggs under one of our chooks while we were away in NZ so Ivy would have some chickens soon after we came back. It was nice for her to watch the eggs hatch and cuddle little chicks before they were even dry. She loves them and they love her. We had them in a rabbit cage with their mum near our back door for their first few weeks and they have now very happily adapted to life in our ridiculously large chook pen. They duck under the gate and come running to Ivy as soon as we step out our back door, it is very cute.
We give the chooks the egg shells instead of shell grit now, apparently it’s the thing to do? Ivy squashes the shell before we leave the pen.