Turkey Mama does! Yes. You read that correctly. Her name is Turkey Mama because she flails out her back feathers, so Abby named her Turkey Mama. She’s a black Australorp.
Turkey Mama sat on her eggs diligently (after all, being a mom requires a lot of work!), and a little over a week ago, her first chick hatched. After that, each day, more hatched, until her total number came to 5. Turkey Mama takes great care of her chicks, and they love to hide under her wings.
No wonder the Psalmist describes the Lord’s protection of us like a mama hen. Just like the chick chooses to go under its mom’s wings (and loves it!), we too must choose to delight ourselves in the Lord, to trust Him, and to hide under His protection.
PS – Turkey Mama is one of Abby’s chickens.
We had a little “catch the chicken” operation going on here. The goal was to corner some and then take them over to Gigi’s yard in the wagon to eat cicadas. Do you have the 17-year cicadas in your area? A forth-coming post on that.
“He shall cover thee with his feathers,
and under his wings shalt thou trust:
his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.