More Hay Loft Chicks

So this morning I get home from work and head to the barn to do chores.  I hear loud cheeping, and I know I am in for it.  I first found this chick in the barn, having fallen from the loft.  The chick was cold and calling loudly for its mother.  I could hear more in the loft.


I kicked the older hay loft chicks out of their pen and put this one in under the chick warmer.  Then I proceeded to try to catch the rest of them.  I finally recruited Tom to help me catch the last two chicks in amongst the hay bales and the hen who was pretty wily.  Finally we got all 5 chicks and their mom in the pen with food, water and heat.  Here they are (most of the chicks are hidden in the feathers).hen with 5 chicks

So looks like we will have more chickens!

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3 Responses to More Hay Loft Chicks

  1. Jeanne says:

    More (chickens) is a good thing! Right? They’re cute!

    • Donna says:

      To a point Jeanne. These are Leghorn crosses are great for eggs but not great for meat. Plus they tend to make secret hayloft nests.

      • Jeanne says:

        Oops! Shows you how much I know (or don’t) about chickens!! I hope to learn more….

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