If you read the recent post “Fragile…” you’ll be happy to know that the combined chicken & poult family is doing great. The chickens went to bed thinking they were chickens and woke up thinking they were turkeys.
They all ended up with one hen. They had been divided so one hen had the two older poults & five chicks, and the other had the tinier, younger poult and the remaining five chicks. When it came to bedtime, one hen, let’s call her Bad Mommy, decided she would leave her babies on the cold ground while she flew up onto the roost. Said babies ended up being adopted by the Good Mommy.
So, for today the hen and get 13 babies are doing well.