On Easter Sunday we found a surprise.
Our best setter... Mama Hen had hatched off 6 babes. We were thrilled. 6 little black fluff balls who were cute as could be.
After the tornado came through, we lost 3. We figure they probably drowned, because even with as many places as there are to find shelter, we had a LOT of rain and wind that day.
I love to watch a baby chick with it's mother. They are so cute. They stay so close and mimic everything they see Mama do.
I'm guessing there are some poor influences over in the hen house that she prefers to shelter her babes from. ;) haha
She is one of our buffs and she has been diligently setting for a couple of weeks. We should see an appearance pretty soon.
And if that weren't enough chicky goodness for you.
They are so cute. About half of them are Rhode Island Reds and Half are Barred Rocks.
I love both of those breeds. I especially like the Barred Rocks speckled feathers.
Here is what they should look like when they are grown.
Here's hoping for the best!
May your day be blessed!