Claire has been a dependable broody who has reared several incubator hatchings in the past so we had no hesitation in putting her in charge of the Partridge Orpington chicks.
She quickly taught them how to use the feeder
and how to scratch and peck
Today they were released from the coop into a bigger run. Claire briefed the brood on keeping close and safe
They ignored her
so she told them
it was time to go to bed