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Friday 28 April 2017

Our adopted chicken has a big heart

Beardie the hen
Beardie the hen

Margaret Finn, Swinford, Co Mayo

Beardie came into our lives quite by chance. It was June 2006 and our broody hen had sat on her eggs for three weeks.

For those three weeks our children had been really looking forward to the arrival of a few chicks. Alas, there were no little cheeps to be heard.

Because the children were so disappointed, we decided to ask a friend if she would give us a few eggs from her flock. We carefully placed these eggs under our broody hen - but, unfortunately, they also proved infertile.

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