I have my first 5 baby chicks, all female (I hope!) They are 10 days old. Being a new chick Mom, I talk about them all the time! My question is: Is it more proper to refer to a group of hens as a Flock or a Brood? When I was out for Mardi Gras it was a topic of one of our conversations. Most agreed that a group of female chickens should be referred to as a brood but hens with a rooster would be called a flock. This is not a biggie for me but is a curiosity. What do y'all say?