September 13, 2011 by themommahen
Hatchling #1 (talking about why Foxy, our rooster, jumps on the hens’ backs and pins them down somewhat violently): “Mommy, why does he do that?”
Me: “Well, that’s how hens’ eggs turn into baby chicks.”
H#1 (incredulously): That’s how their eggs turn into baby chicks?
Me: “Yep. Hens lay eggs with or without roosters, but you have to have roosters to fertilize the eggs in order to have baby chicks.”
H#1: “And they have to get on their backs??”
H#1 (after a thoughtful pause): “Oh, that’s kind of like the doctor at the hospital when Mommies have babies!”