Saturday, June 13, 2009

It Takes a Village

I love my Seabright bantams. They are self-possessed, brave, and have different behaviors from other chickens. These two hens hatched out chicks within days of each other, and now take care of them jointly. They are in the pen I set up for another hen and her single chick.

And just outside are the ever-present roosters. They hover around hens and chicks, finding food delicacies, warning of danger, herding chicks back into the flock.

Raising a family is a joint effort, it seems. 

1 comment:

Veryl said...

Love these little guys. They are so pretty and so tame and friendly.