There is something infinitely precious about seeing a child holding a new born animal for the first time. In this instance, CGuy's chickens have been sitting on their eggs - the one hen had produced 7 chicks the day before - and one was actually breaking through the shell as we watched.
|MKid holding his first ever baby chicken|
Even DD had a go...
|DD had also never seen a newly hatched chicken|
|The lap was the best place to hold the baby|
chick - warm, secure and perfect viewing
distance from the eyes
It was quite a windy day, so Mama Hen was protecting her chicks in a corner of an outside room, sheltering them from the wind.
|Proud Mama Hen still covering unborn chicks,|
as well as one which was still damp from the shell.
The others - well, they just wanted to investigate :)
CGuy will have a sale of four chicks in the future - once we have our coop sorted :)