Here are some photos of our new chicks with their mother on our lawn!
When we act as the mother hen and incubate and hatch chicks we wonder when it is ok to let them outside to peck at grass and bugs and explore their new surroundings. We worry about whether they will get wet on dewy grass and catch a chill or if we have supplied enough grit so that they can process the new foods they are finding. You can see from the photo that these chicks are a matter of days old.
An actual mother hen just gets on with it (and is looking after her brood very well).
Raising chickens is lots of fun!
Free range baby chicks roaming around our garden with their mom!