We’ve got chicks, ten of them. Momma is an auricauna and poppa is… shoot I forget. Two choices, one is all white and the other was (predated) a beautiful golden color with lots of markings. Actually, I think the white one finally got to feeling his oats and killed the other. I digress.
We thought we’d lost the mom. She took to sleeping out of the coop and then failed to come back. Many predators here. Yesterday she appeared with chicks in tow, to get a little feed. I went back with the camera but they had disappeared again. Search as I might, I couldn’t find them.
I did find a couple of chicken sized holes in the back fence. I could block the holes when they come back in but I don’t know if they’d be safer nestless inside the fence or not. <sigh>
Pictures when possible.
Update: Found them. Couldn’t get very close. Click to view larger.
They come out at about 20 seconds.