I ordered some Red Rock pullet chicks from Rochester Hatchery. They arrived this morning and I put them with a little banty hen who was sitting on "dud" eggs. She seemed so pleased with herself. She kept looking around as I placed the chicks near her. She must wonder how she could be sitting on seven eggs but end up with 26 baby chicks.
I checked on them a while ago and they are all happy and were jumping up on their new mother and she was clucking away telling them how wonderful they are.
I guess spring is here. We're even considering planting potatoes on the weekend. That's a good sign.