Foster Mother

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


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