|These chicks were born Sunday (8/24), Monday (8/25),
and Tuesday (8/26). Most chicks are hatched in the spring. This hen
decided that fall would be a good time to hatch eggs.|
This photo shows the hen teaching her chicks to drink from a puddle. She has a special cluck that tells them to come take a drink. If she finds something good to eat she pecks it into tiny pieces and calls her chicks to come and eat.
|These chicks were not paying attention and wandered away from their mother hen. They got too cold and had to be warmed up with a special light. After a few hours they were feeling much better and went back out with the rest of their brothers and sisters.|