The blessed event occurred on December 4th with 17 peeping chicks peeking out from their mother's wings on the following day. They were greeted by freezing temperatures, so I brought them in the house to stay warm near the wood stove.
After a week, I moved the brood outside to a pen, with a brooder lamp for supplemental heat.
They are 25 days old today, and all 17 are alive and well!
Here are a few family portraits from their first week...