Not fifteen, but sixteen little chicks
(though you can only see fifteen in the photo).
Mum does not have a name
as she is one of the six or so identical girls,
fathered by the Plymouth Rock rooster.
Mum # 2 (another of the unnamed six)
was off the nest when I checked today.
I counted 19 eggs.
That makes a possibility of 35 chicks.
Half of which will likely be roosters.
The whole flock has gone feral.
I can't find any eggs - again.
So presumably, they are laying
another clutch somewhere
for one of them to incubate.
I will have to put on my detective hat again.
If they are let go, Alfred Hitchcock
may be tempted to rise from his grave
to make the movie: