John's Chicken hatched 11 of the 12 eggs she was nesting on! Go, John's Chicken, Go!! Here they are getting a lesson on bug hunting.
There are only 9 chicks in this photo. The two other chicks got taken in the house prior to the photo opp for a day or so while the last-to-hatch gets some strength. I don't think she was quite ready to take on the world when John's Chicken decided it was time to leave the nest and search for grub. Still a little damp, the smallest of them all, and super wobbly, she needs a bit of TLC before she joins her flock mates. The other chick we brought in the house is just fine, and was only brought in because it's good for babies to have a friend. They are very social creatures, and do so much better when they have a friend.
So there you have it... ELEVEN!