Here are some new (and unexpected) kids on the block. This hen had been hiding her 8 chicks in the shrubbery and only wandered out with them a couple of days ago. Of course there are various birds that would like to feast on the babies, but it’s interesting to watch not only Tom the marmalade cat, but also new dog Snowy AND the ducks looking out for them. Because of this the kookaburras and Currawongs are being thwarted in their efforts thank goodness. Interesting farmyard this, with its animal behaviours.