“Our mom rocks”

The new chicks are almost 2 weeks old and all is well! I’ve been keeping them in a tub inside our workshop, but yesterday when I saw the mom peering over the edge of it I couldn’t resist letting them out. It was a beautiful day and it seemed like a crime to leave them caged inside.

Truett of course is such a proud papa (shh…don’t tell him he couldn’t possibly be the father). He stayed outside and watched them all afternoon as the chicks ate bugs, took dirt baths, and went rock-climbing with their mama.

The hen dutifully brought them all in the coop at dusk so I was able to close it and everyone was tucked in safely for the night. At least one predator-free evening!

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