Devoted mother or just plain crazy?

The View 7.00 a.m. A lovely treat whilst I was setting tables!

The view

The fact that she’s known as Nest Thief suggests how keen this particular Plymouth Rock was to be a mother. The thing is, her chicks are now eleven weeks old and she’s still clucking around them like, well, a mother hen! Usually, chicks are left to their own devices after half that time but not this molly-coddled bunch!

Nest Thief and chicks

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6 Responses to “Devoted mother or just plain crazy?”

  1. Teri Says:

    How’s Brenda doing?

  2. garybuie01 Says:

    Let’s just say that she’s holding her own at the moment. We’ve now put her in a separate coop where she can hopefully recuperate without being pounced on by the two cocks!
    Christine

  3. Le Petit Potager Says:

    Christine, you view is gorgeous! Regards to your Brenda.

  4. garybuie01 Says:

    Yes, the view was lovely, but the harbinger of rain for most of the day! I shall give an update on Brenda later today.
    Christine

  5. kathryningrid Says:

    I tend to think that it takes a certain special brand of craziness to *be* a good mother… 😉
    xo

  6. garybuie01 Says:

    How true Kathryn! One thing’s for sure, if you’re not crazy at the start, you certainly will be by the end!
    Christine

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