Chicken Thoughts

I was watching the chicks in their new brooder. (I can sit on the ground with the door open and be right there with them.) For all intents and purposes, they've had no real chicken mother. But, when our indoor cat, Maggie, walked up to me and wanted me to pet her, they knew just what to do when a predator approaches. One of the Brown Leghorns made a shrill peep I'd never heard her make before. Immediately everyone else stopped what they were doing, stood still and made no sound. It's amazing to see that protective instinct in chicks with no real mentor. Nature is definitely incredible!

Watching out for predators.
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