Tuesday, July 17, 2012
My Three Moms
About three weeks ago, a hen insisted on making a nest on the floor of the chicken house.
When I noticed it, there were three eggs in the nest. On the next day, there were five.
Apparently another hen decided to contribute to the nest.
A week later, a second hen joined the nest-building fun. She stole a few eggs from the original nest to make her own.
More hens contributed eggs to the two nests.
Four days ago, a third hen joined the other two.
Yesterday afternoon, I found a chick when I entered the hen house.
I'm not sure who she belongs to.
I'm not sure she knows either.
I only hope that she has siblings (or cousins) and that all the hens will protect her.