As the chill of autumn descended on Heritage Farm, Farmer, Farmer’s Wife, and Little Sister, their youngest child, set about to move bales of hay out of the heifer shed in order to get it ready to house heifers over the winter. They loaded hay bales onto the hay wagon and piled them high. They were preparing to bring them into a nearby hay shed.
While busy working and moving hay bales, Farmer noticed Red, the little hen, in a corner, sitting on a bale of hay. Generally, hens will move whenever disturbed. Curiously, Red would not budge. Farmer had to move her. He was not about to let one little hen alter his plans for the day. He could not work around her, she would have to be moved. He picked her up and to his surprise, he found a clutch of a dozen eggs and 5 live chicks beneath her!!