Monday, June 6, 2011
Baby chick video and we found another nest
I followed our mother hen and chicks around a bit this weekend, too. The chicks are getting much braver and venture farther from mom as she walks around the yard. I think this may have caused an issue with one chick, though. On Saturday morning when Son went out to feed the chicks the mother hen almost attacked him trying to get at the food and then ran at full speed over to the feeder when he replaced it. When mommy hen ran away one little chick got left very far behind and started peeping for rescue, but mom was too busy eating to go get him. So he started wondering around trying to find her and ended up in the brambles rather than at the feeder. I wanted to try to help him find his way back, but couldn't go into the overgrown brambles. The next day I noticed that she only had 11 chicks following her around rather than the dozen she had before, but it's been warm at night and hopefully that little guy will find his way back to the flock...or maybe I'm counting wrong and he's already there. I hope so.