This hen is a repeat offender in hatching a clutch of eggs away from the hen house. This is her second brood of the summer, this time eight delightful chicks.
About half of them are black and the rest variations of brown. You can see all eight of them here if you count the leg of the one behind the hen.
Here’s a close-up of one of the chicks – looks like this one may have some Aracuna parentage.