Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Chicks and Mama hen

Mama hen and chickies are doing great. She takes them out and shows them how to scratch around for bugs, then when they get cold they snuggle under her with just a head sticking out here and there. They look so cozy!

It's funny how hens lay their eggs and never give them a second thought until something clicks with them to go broody. Then they will set those eggs until they hatch, and raise their chicks with great devotion, fluffing up to scare off predators, until the chicks are big enough to look after themselves. Then they kind of forget about them and go back to doing their own thing again. It's the chicken circle of life :)


"Lois Grebowski" said...

Chickens just fascinate me... sorry I haven't been by in a while, Been busy with travel and family obligations.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Chicken Mamas sound quite a lot like us human mamas, don't you think? hehe!

The chicks are precious!