Friday, October 07, 2005
Chicks! Chicks! She Did It!
We have chicks! Woo Hoo!!!
We have a free ranging flock of 5 banty yard birds. For a while only 4 were showing up to roost at night and I thought this hen, known as "That Blonde Hen" had been eaten by a predator.
Then she showed up for breakfast one day.
Then she disappeared again.
I figured she was brooding something, but I could not find her. I looked everywhere...almost.
One day last week, I bent down to pick up a paper cup THAT ONE OF MY KIDS HAD CARELESSLY DISCARDED and found myself staring at this hen. An old ice chest was leaning against a post and she was under it.
Two days later I went to check on her and she was strolling around with 6 brand new chicks. They are all in protective custody now while the chicks grow big enough to stand a chance out in the yard.
This is TOO COOL! A first time event for the Pure Florida homestead.
Posted by R.Powers at 1:42 PM