our friends have gone to cape cod to visit family for the next month, and we are caring for their chickens while they are away.
there are 11 hens, 1 rooster, & 4 chicks. the chickens are in a 'chicken tractor' that we move around the yard 1/2x per day; the chickens get fresh grass to munch & the yard gets loads of fertilizer.
we get to keep all the eggs that are laid & any chicks that hatch. there is one mama bird who will collect all the eggs laid and try to hatch them out. so, today 4 were laid...we gathered both them & the mama bird up & moved her to her own mini coop. we are hoping that all four will hatch & we'll have the beginning of our own little brood. :)
in the tractor...
mama (& 4 eggs)