The Legacy Of Marmalade The Hen

Written 1 month ago by Angel Croitor


Marmalade the Hen was a record breaking chicken that died back in February and left her owner John Dolan, from Banagher, devastated.

Now it seems her legacy continues with her chick Little Chip having successfully delivered a clutch of chicks with minimal losses!

“There was a savage amount of eggs but I didn’t count them then – when I lifted up the hen, there they were 20 of them alive!”

A regular clutch would consist of 10 – 12 eggs. Marmalade’s own largest clutch consisted of 16 chicks.

Little Chip left John astonished when she laid 26 eggs, with 21 hatching and 20 chicks surviving!

You can hear the full interview up above.