Sunday, July 20, 2014

More With Martha - My Independent Hen

In case you are a new follower, I have a hen named Martha.  She is very independent - smarter than the average hen.  She had been missing, or so I thought for over 11 days.  I looked everywhere, but no Martha.  Then I saw this black hen hop out of my hosta flower bed.  I looked but didn't see anything.   However, she was in there setting on a nest of eggs.  This afternoon I heard a "cheep, cheep" and I knew they were hatching.  Not all her chicks mind you....but she is the mama hen.  

Here's hoping these "make it" - I've not had much success with chicks this summer.  Speaking of that, the other morning, Al says look on the barn roof - we got the binoculars to see it more clearly - a white chicken body in pieces.  We think maybe an owl.   Circle of life.

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.  


TexWisGirl said...

oh, good luck mama martha!

Primitive Stars said...

Awwww, so sweet, love those wee Chickies, Blessings Francine.

Liz said...

Oh I am glad you found Martha! And she came with a surprise, or a bunch of surprises. Good luck little chickies!

Felecia Cofield said...

Oh I'm glad that wasn't Martha on the roof! I want some chicks to raise for meat chickens and am having a hard to finding some local. Randy doesn't want a rooster so we can't raise our own. I hope these chicks survive! Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!