Today the chicks arrived! They were unexpected, brought in by this stork mama hen who (shame on us) we hadn't even noticed was missing. TEN little chicks, peeping and learning all kinds of wonderful chicken habits. Mama hen didn't hold it against us that we hadn't sent out a search party, and let us hold them and feed them. One was having trouble keeping up, but the girls surmised that her/his weakness was just that s/he was last hatched. By afternoon s/he was doing great. They have now disappeared back to their forest nest. Be well, little chicks! Welcome to the homestead and good night!