Meet Mama Hope and her Baby Chicks!

Success!!!! It worked! I tiptoed into the coop after lunch this afternoon, and was greeted by this:

She's such a good little mom!

She's telling them to get back under for nap time!

I could hardly believe it! All the chicks are popping in and out from under Hope – taking little exploratory walks, getting a sip of water or a bite of food, and then looking up at her inquisitively before they dive back under her warmth. She has accepted them as her own and seems to know just what to do. Hopefully all will continue to go well. Many thanks to all the “experts” at backyardchickens.com whose good advice kept us on track!

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Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.
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4 Responses to Meet Mama Hope and her Baby Chicks!

  1. Katherine says:

    awww. this just makes me tear up.

  2. tdevir says:

    that is amazing that she is raising those chicks as her own! so cool. the chicks are so adorable – i want one!!! congrats on the silkie šŸ™‚

  3. Ang says:

    BEYOND ADORABLE. I want one.

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