The babies emulate her, if she is scratching furiously, they are scratching in double time.
If their mother is stretched out in the sun, they stretch out and warm themselves.
I'm not a good enough photographer to get many pictures when they are moving, and it seems as though they are always in motion!
I was worried I had a bunch of roosters when I saw these little tail feathers poking up on all of them, until I realized that is the most distinguishing trait of the Serama.
WHEW! I did not need a bunch of roosters!
The two young hens, Blue and Lucky stopped by to see what was going on.
|"What the hey?? Where did all those little munchkins come from??"|
I finally gave up and videoed their antics, I did not speed this up, this is how they scratch the ground!
The last few nights I've been late in getting them shut up and the little hen has them all tucked away in one of the nest boxes. Tonight I didn't have the heart to move her back to her apartment, instead I got the camera for a family photo, at least they weren't moving.
At first I thought she couldn't count but I was wrong, if she does not have all six with her, she is in a tizzy until they are complete.
If you look closely at the top two on the right, you can see they have combs, they are my two roosters and I think I already have a home for both of them, perhaps with a hen to keep them company.
|"AAACCCKKKK! What was I thinking when I had SIX???"|