New Chicks

This Black Sussex hen sat on her eggs under our oil tank. Marc got home yesterday evening and found her in my garden with her chicks. Never had chicks hatch in Tucson. The weather got hot too quickly for them and the eggs cooked.

I have two other chickens sitting in the chicken coop, so I hope to get more chicks. I think Marc is relieved, because I told him I was going to order a different breed, if these hens did not give me chicks. I love watching the chicks run around. This is the first chance I will have to see how the hens do as mothers. At one point all of the chicks were under her. You would never have known that they were there.