Sunday, July 31, 2016

Blooms and chicks...

The gardens are showing off their full summer glory...

And there are MORE chicks hatching!

The Mama Brahma is taking excellent care of her little brood.  She has not taken them out of the coop yet, preferring to have them safe where she can keep a sharp eye on them.

They run about, eating and drinking, scratching in the shavings.  When they get tired they dive under her full petticoats or hop up on her broad back. This is her first family, and I am impressed with her dedication and care.

Soon they will look like the chick below. She is about the size of a grapefruit now, and around 6 weeks old.  They grow so fast, and are great fun to watch as they hunt for bugs and seeds.  My husband calls it watching "hen TV."

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