Lydia and her brood are doing very well.
Though I couldn’t vouch for them if they didn’t have a safe place away from the head hen.
I don’t know where she REALLY stands on the issue of the increase in flock numbers.
I also don’t care to find out any time soon.
She isn’t obsessed with the chicks, but she keeps an eye on them through the glass…
I put some sprouted wheat out for them just now, but even though it’s one of Lydia’s favorite treats, she is leaving it alone for now as it’s a bit big for the chicks.
This little yellow bit is the hardest one to get a picture of. She’s FAST!
These are Brahma chickens and they have feathers on their legs. Right from the get go.
They are so cute when they get a drink of water.. putting their little beaks in the air to let it slide down their throat…
And already, they are growing their first real feathers… !!!
When I went out there to feed them and maybe get some pictures, I found it VERY difficult. All of them are in constant motion. I took 26 photos in a matter of a few minutes just trying to get some descent shots.
Then I backed away as far as I could and used my limited telephoto function.
Here’s the first hatched chick posing like a supermodel….
As they say in Minnesota: Awww, that’s fer cute!