First time mentioning this i think, but we've got a little flock of 13 chicks being reared by a lovely little Bantam hen. She sat on her eggs up in the hay loft just like last yearis doing a wonderful job with them. Kinda makes you wonder how all those mail-order day old chicks make it without a hen showing them what's what.

Here, she's demonstrating the finer points of dusting (flapping wings in a dusty spot to ward of mites and lice)

Look closely and you'll see little bits flying through the air from their flapping.




AuthorDaniel Marsiglio