at the start of spring we had Roxy the ISA, Harriette the Maran and Marylin the Sussex, they had fun hanging out on the jungle gym Andrew made them... and sharing their nesting box with Josie, a very confused cat who was convinced she was broody! we soon realised what was missing, and before you could say 'build a brooder out of a paddling pool' we had fuzzy butts! can anyone tell which one is the Roo? is it a roo, a hen, the guessing game began and continued for 12 weeks! some honked like geese! [IMG]http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/catjono/DSC00372.jpg some were deffinitely cuter than others MG]but by early summer all were out playing in the big outdoors! [IMG]http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/catjono/DSC00386.jpg[img] the sun shone and the rain rained http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/catjono/DSC00420.jpg[img] Hobo watched the babies and kept them safe[IMG]http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/catjono/DSC00420.jpg http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/catjono/DSC00419.jpg[/img] [IMG] and the babies grew and grew and learnt to sit at the kitchen door waiting for scraps [IMG]http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/catjono/DSC00475.jpg and the beans grew to 13 inches long with all that wonderful chicken manure! more peas and beans than we could manage! [IMG]http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/catjono/DSC00472.jpg and our own chicken garbage disposal unit!