Although Henny Penny did not successfully bring a brood into the world this summer, her daughter has done so. The hen pictured above hatched out three chicks. Which I was actually rather surprised about since there were many days I’d go into the barn only to see she was off the eggs and wandering about.
This hen is not the sweet gentle Henny Penny. When I arrived in the barn the other morning and saw the chicks, I tried to get a bit closer and she charged me! Wings out, puffed up feathers and all. So picking up baby chicks and checking their sex may not be on the menu.
Three little balls of fluff chirping about and making a racket in the coop. They are adorable little things. It’s pretty late in the season for such babes, but hopefully all will be well and they’ll get along just fine with such a protective mama on their ‘heels’.