I have 5 new arrivals - Rhode Island Red Bantams; a day late - but better late than never.
'Mum' is a Wyandotte, although today looks more like a feathered tea cosy. She has emerged from her trance-like broody state and is now clucking officiously at the chicks which are getting braver by the moment. 'Come-here-cluck', 'eat-this-cluck', 'get-under-my-wings-this-minute-cluck' etc etc.
I am in their thrall and will be wasting far too much time over the next few days drooling over their cuteness. Fortunately it won't take long for them to turn into gawky feathered adolescents, as ungainly as their human counterparts, and I can my revert to my usual unsentimental self.
Catch 'em while you can folks.