Well, despite all fears to the contrary, all four eggs have hatched. Nefley is the proud mother of 2 buff and 2 black (?) silkie chicks (hooray!!)
This cold weather has really messed with their timing - hatching over 4 days!
Poor Nefley hasn't left the nest since SUNDAY. Hopefully the littlest chicki will be strong enough to get down the ladder tomorrow so she can take everyone for a little walk and get a proper drink. The older chicks are already beetling around the nest, learning how to eat'n'stuff. Yay yay yay!
Here are some photos from a couple of days ago, when there were only 2!