A while back I with posted with questions about my broody hen and her eggs. About 5 weeks ago she hatched 5 healthy poults. She turned out to be a super first time mommy. She was hand raised by me and has a pretty strong bond with me allowing me (and only me to approach the brood). Feeding chores and garden outings are such a joy. The chickens and the Tom respect the youngsters and at times the whole bunch runs around the yard. I get to sit back and enjoy my birds.