Baby chicks know where to go if things get scary. That's right - straight under mama's protective wings! Mother hens are every bit as fierce in guarding their babies as any mother grizzly.

What do you think children would say if you explained exactly how the chicken ends up on the plate? Honesty is important to a child.

Babysitting again! Soooo sweet :-) What a nice hen ...

Mother hen warming a puppy--if this doesn't make you want to only buy organic, free range eggs, from lovingly tended chickens, I don't know what will! Hens are so cute!

Daily Paintworks - "White Rooster" - Original Fine Art for Sale - © Arti Chauhan

Daily Paintworks - Arti Chauhan WATERCOLOR, i love when blues and oranges are mixed together in a watercolor!

Living garden art! The Mille Fleur Belgian Bearded d'Uccle, I have 2 of these girls

Look at this chicken. The Belgian Bearded d& Color: Mille Fleur. Renowned for being a calm bird. Bearded D& eggs are notably small. The breed is known for being very broody.

A 95 year old woman with her pet rooster. (La Habana), Cuba (by Jorge Royan)

A 95 year old woman with her pet rooster. Havana (La Habana), Cuba (by Jorge Royan) This will be me! Purple Hair as well. Heck once you get to that age you can have whatever color hair you want. Especially if you still have hair!

Chicken

"Chick Under Wing." Parent Bird: Her Selfless Love & Protective Instinct to Keep Her Chicks Free From Harm. Quote: "How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks together under her wings.

Rooster and hen

Chickens in five minutes a day : raising, tending and getting eggs from a small backyard flock made easy / Murray McMurray Hatchery (April

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