June 17, 2009 – More “Wild Chicks”

Martin had been keeping his eyes on a clutch of eggs in the barn.  When we were working on the door, Martin found the eggs were all cracked.

I told him to look for the chicks, because maybe they had hatched (or eaten by a critter).

It didn’t take him long to find the mother and the chicks, in this case a Buff Orpington hen and five chicks.  Finding a “free range” mother hen and chicks is like a combination of Santa’s presents and finding a 20 dollar bill on the street.  It sure beats keeping motherless chicks under a brooder.

one year ago…”Claire in Washington DC: Episode 1″

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