|Charlie on watch, with the chicks nearby|
Well, not quite on their own. Obviously, they don't feel totally independent yet, because they've taken to sleeping in a huddle right beside Charlie's evening resting spot on the porch. It's pretty cute to see him there with his chicks when I walk out the door. We'll let them do this for a while more, because thate's still a danger from the ravens, but then we'll start herding them over to the barn. We really don't enjoy having chicken shit around the porch.