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Friday Photos from the Farm #1

These chicks were born Sunday (8/24), Monday (8/25), and Tuesday (8/26). Most chicks are hatched in the spring. This hen decided that fall would be a good time to hatch eggs.

This photo shows the hen teaching her chicks to drink from a puddle. She has a special cluck that tells them to come take a drink. If she finds something good to eat she pecks it into tiny pieces and calls her chicks to come and eat.

These chicks were not paying attention and wandered away from their mother hen. They got too cold and had to be warmed up with a special light. After a few hours they were feeling much better and went back out with the rest of their brothers and sisters.

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