What's the sound? I haven't heard it since last Spring? What is this hen sitting on?
Holy smokes! Remember the eggs I found under the ramp of the chicken coop? Well, I never got around to cleaning them out and Mother Nature winked and graced us with eight new arrivals.
It's the wrong season to be dealing with newborn chicks but one of the hens has taken on the task of being mother and she sits on them for hours to keep them warm and pecks at the other hens and the rooster if they hang out too long near the babies.
I'd completely forgotten how cute that peeping sound was until I heard it again. The other chickens don't show much interest and as long as the rain holds off, they have a good chance of making it.