I came home from a short trip to find the yard FULL of nany chicks. I knew my hens were nesting for we haven't been having but one egg every day or two. And my ladies would not go in the coop at night, they would hide. Each hen (15) has about 7 chicks, plus I now have 2 more hens than when I left. By my rough count I have just over 100 new mouths to feed. I think the new hens are my neighbors, a bear got in his coop about a month ago. This will give him a new start.