She takes them outside

Mid-morning I see Little Sister squatting on the ground outside the broody box.  Just squatting.  Presumably, the chicks are tucked beneath her.  Sure enough, after I take some photos, she gets up and 4-day chicks spill out from under her wings and legs.  She walks the chicks back to the broody box, showing them some food along the way.  Then they settle back down in the nest.  This is one cautious momma hen!

Can you see their little legs as she shifts to get up?

Can you see their little legs on the right as she shifts to get up?

Here, little Lavender, try this...

Here, little Lavender, try this…

Everyone back to the nest!

Salmon, Lavender, and Blue follow Mom back to the nest

Little Lavender and Salmon with their Mom

Little Lavender and Salmon with their Mom

Little Sister the Cautious Hen

Little Sister the Cautious Hen

 

 

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