This afternoon when I went to collect the eggs I heard the one broody hen clucking differently. I went into the coop to see what was up. LOOK! Four baby chicks! I think that there might be some more under her but not sure. Do you see the little dark one in the back, on the right hand side?
Are they not just the cutest little things?
I am worried about what the mama will do. The nest box is about four feet off the ground. What if a chick falls out? How is she going to show them how to drink and eat if she can't get them in and out of the nest box? I don't know. This is the very first time that I have ever had chickens, much less a chicken that laid eggs and hatched them.
1 day ago