Can’t resist sharing some other pictures of the chicks at our house:
This one looks like it has eyeliner!
Little head peeking out. This mama doesn’t “talk” to her babies the way a normal mother hen does (more about this later). Her first hatchling rejected her because of it and was given to another mother (it is actually the eyeliner chick in the photo above). But, then she hatched another one who seems to like her, and her silent mothering, just fine.
It is nice to snuggle up to a sibling (even if it is 100 degrees outside!)
This mother has been our best and most reliable mother hen. She is the first to have taught us that we could trust them to hatch and raise their own babies.
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