Okay, so I know that people can be flakey but I didn't know Chickens could be. Remember the hen that hatched the chicks in the boat???
That photo was taken on 5-12-2012 but today I took this picture ...
Those chicks don't seem to have grown any do they ... That is what I thought but then I found the other 5 running free in the barn yard. So at first I thought I had lost my mind but after some sorting and figuring we think we Know what is going on. I will tell you if these girls were human and not chickens they would be the talk of the town. First, That is the same hen but the second set of chicks are stolen from Fancy, Mom's hen. Fancy had been sitting on a nest that she stolen a nest from another hen and she is the one that hatched the second set of 6 chicks. However, for some reason this black hen thinks they are hers and she gets after anyone who comes close except for Fancy. Don't worry the other five that she abandon are safe and sound ...
Yup, You guessed it. We mixed the 5 chicks in with the 40 "fresh blood" chicks in the coop. They are safe and that really is all that matters. I tell ya though, these chickens are a bit flakey if you ask me....