Monday, July 30, 2007

Rock-a-bye Baby

I try to keep hens with chicks in a shelter at night, but one hen refused to oblige. I never could find where she spent the night. Then last week I was walking under the trees at dusk and heard the distinctive sound of happy chicks. I looked up.

The Peahen, on the other hand, gladly comes into a shelter every evening. The chicks have recently grown enough to fly up to the high perch.


Semavi Lady said...

I know hens will instinctively roost in trees at night. But how did that hen get the chicks up into the tree?!!

Judy said...

I don't know how she does it, I've never been able to catch them going up. I was pretty amazed when I realized where that peeping was coming from!