Shy is our only Cuckoo Maran hen (she’s named Shy because, unlike the buffs and Welsummers, she’s not really interested in people or their food). When she disappeared a few weeks back, I figured she’d been nabbed by a coyote, raccoon, bobcat, or one of the other varmits that like the taste of chicken.

Shy with her new chicks

Imagine my surprise when she appeared yesterday with one black and one white chick. Turns out she was just nesting in the lavender.

The chicks are really cute. I just hope they’re not roosters. I don’t need any more roosters.