So Tom found chicks hatched, hidden under the sheep feeder again yesterday. This morning when we went out, the Araucana hen had moved 9 of the chicks into the barn pen designated for chick rearing and left one behind I had to retrieve. This time she is taking care of them. Five of them are light yellow (Araucanas) and 5 are brown striped (Brown Leghorns). We now have then situated and they are doing well.
The nest above the rabbit hutch has produced yet another batch of barn swallow chicks about to take flight. One is missing, and I hope has already flown.
And Sydney continues to be cute and make me smile every day.
We did rescue a baby frog from the chick pen and moved it to the ditch, but I could not get a photo of him as he was quite the jumper.
In the old department, Jenny enjoys breakfast in bed in the sunshine. She will not last this winter but is enjoying the bread and heat in the last of her days.