Friday, October 17, 2008

Growing up....

Remember these babies? I have a small video of them on August 27, if you didn't get a chance to see them as chicks. They're growing up.

This is the most patient, motherly hen I've ever had! These babies should be on their own by now, but she sticks by them still and clucks after them as they venture out to test their independence. It's funny to watch because they seem to act as if she doesn't exist, poor mamma, but when it's getting dark and the babies are getting sleepy, they push and shove to find a place under her wing. Isn't that just the way it is?


Annie Wicking said...

How sweet, but so much like human children. Now they are all grown up they still don't want to leave home. lol

My son tells me "Why would I want to when I have everything I need here... i.e someone to clean, wash and cook for me..."

Oh, I think he means a silly old hen like me. Bless their little cotton socks.

BTW.. my son stand at 6'.2" and towers over me.

Jayne said...

Awwww... just plain sweet!

Evelyn said...

LOL -- just what I needed to see and read!

My 22-year old son "moved out" this weekend, and re-appeared today, just as I had gotten over the angst of adjusting to the empty nest! Imagine that! Yes, here I am, just like that mother hen. . . sigh

Theresa said...