Sometimes, when a rooster and hen love each other very much, this happens:
Mama hen, Emmy, hatched some babies in a trash can yesterday! She was sitting on 18 eggs, and I think most of those have turned into chicks through some sort of magic.
About half of them are chipmunk patterns, the other half are blue like their daddy. I'm resisting the urge to smoosh them all with love. Emmy is surprisingly tolerant of me sticking my head in her trash can to play with her babies. Look - the one on the right is still wet from the egg:
Anyhoo... if anyone needs more chickens, I have some extras now...
Jen & Dave Paul, owners & operators of Old Post Farm