Barnyard Baby (chick) Bonus!

With all that has been going on this Spring,  I’ve neglected to do the nightly head count in the coop to be sure that all the chickens are accounted for.  One was definitely not there for the past few weeks and I guess we’ll never know where she was, the important thing is that she came back…

and with her came 10 new chicks!  Some hens like more privacy than others when it comes to sitting on eggs and this definitely applies to her.  She may have been in the barn or just in the tall grass in the barnyard and I guess we’ll never know.    Now we’ve ‘trained’ her to bring the chicks into the dog crate for the night and we bring the crate into the coop for extra security.  Phew…we were definitely lucky that she made it through 21 days of sitting.   Another barnyard miracle and several busy weeks ahead for the Momma Hen taking care of these ten!