Monday, October 26, 2009

Chickie Bedtime

video

The babies are growing up! Mama Hen has tried a few new places to sleep -- apparently the nest box just can't contain them any longer. Actually, Mama can't contain them any longer, either, as you see on this short video.

Indeed, their inquisitive natures have kicked in.

Mama's begun leading them outside for fresh air. They still stay pretty close to her, but each day they grow bolder. Then, at bedtime, they get a little snack of baby food...

Pose a moment for the camera...


...and pop under warm Mama Hen for a long night's sleep!

7 comments:

Chicken said...

I never see such adorable grey chicken in my life :D

The Japanese Redneck said...

So cute. They're about big enough to knock her off the box now!
Ramona

Chicken Boys said...

They're spoiled. My bantam chicks run all over the place without mama. And she kicked her last brood out right about 8 weeks. They'd try to sneak in, only to have China squawking them right out of the nest.

Nancy K. said...

OMG! They really DO look like they're posing!!

Way too cute...

Callie said...

Such a good mama hen. Isn't it amazing they can roost on the slanty board. So cute.

Sara said...

What a devoted momma hen she is :-)

ches said...

It looks like they're nursing!!!damn!!