Well, I have finally managed to count them, there are six chicks. Out of the eight eggs that were left, two didn’t manage to hatch, they must have suffered when the other two eggs broke. Still, not a bad outcome considering! They are still very camera shy and mother hen is very protective of course but I managed to get a shot of one today:
You can see a couple of others hiding under mum’s tummy. Mum’s looking a bit peaky, but she’s been tucking into her greens again today and doing a good job of showing “the ropes” of life to her brood.