Friday, 24 June 2011

hen and chicks

The little brown hen still has her three chicks in tow and remains fiercely protective, launching an attack on any hen that dares to get too close. Even the guinea fowl steps back as she marches into the henhouse calling her brood to follow. Unfortunately, the chicks don’t like walking past the guinea fowl so they dither or try to go under the gate and there is general confusion outside the pop-hole. Then with a flapping of wings the mother hen rushes out, scolding all and sundry as she gathers her chicks and escorts them inside. 

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