Mother Hen

The hen finally hatched out 6 eggs so there are now 6 chicks running around in the empty calf pen. Here you can just see 3 of them – she is very protective if I try to get too close. In a few days time they will go in the small hen coop outside until they are old enough to join the rest of the gang in the main hen house. Hopefully more than 50% will be hens to increase egg production yet again!