How gorgeous. There's something so sweet about a mother hen and her chicks. Unfortunately, hen raised ones rarely like us, so I tend to incubate more.
I just left the following message with canadianrenegade, because they probably missed the growth of the communities while they were away. I'll paste it here for you too.
There's a lot happening to form a support network with the communities at the moment. I didn't realise you hadn't posted this in one, but the Natural Medicine community is a good place for it. Unfortunately, most of the homesteading communities haven't really taken off, but NM is really active and I do the Lotus Garden homesteading newsletter for the community.
Using the communities can help us to bring more rewards your way, but don't feel obliged if it's not your thing.