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.

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