|Mother hen in foreground (center).|
|Auntie hen facing water dish (right).|
When you look at the four poults next to their mother and auntie, you can see that they're almost full grown. Since hatching in May they've gone from surviving to thriving.
This is their first autumn and they seem to be adjusting well to the gradual cool down. Both hens continue to watch over and teach them the important skills they will need to survive their first New England winter.