As long as Chickam is going on, thought I'd share some pics of last year's hatch. Moet, our Buff Frizzle Bantam Cochin hen, was mama for that batch of chicks. One evening we were letting her and the chicks run around in the living room, and at bedtime, Moet decided that the couch looked like a much grander place to sleep than the brooder box, so up she hopped and called the kids to her.
chicks were getting bigger by this age, and she couldn't possibly cover
them all with her wings, but darn it, she did her best!
were we to argue? She was right. We didn't have the heart to move
them after they were sleeping there so soundly, so we left them in
chicken-y, ultra-decadent comfort until morning.