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Meet Beaker and Foghorn Leghorn

We’re not sure if the names will stick, but we are certain these two little chicks are adorable. They are the first chicks we have had that were hatched by a broody hen here on our farm.

Mama hen unfortunately had to go back out into the coop, as she was digging around a lot and trampling the chicks. So the chicks are now under a heat lamp. We had hoped to keep mama and chicks together, since doing so could ease the way for integrating the chicks into the flock once they are bigger.

Captain Rooster was their father. A week after Captain tangled with a bald eagle and perished, the chicks hatched— over Fathers Day weekend, no less, which seems ironic. Maybe one of these little peeps is a rooster?