Chickens Stories from Our Nest


My four year old daughter loves to play with Playmobil. Her two favorite sets are the Farm and the Vet clinic.  She puts great effort into setting up the stage to play.  She had been quiet for a while playing with the sets and I decided, like usual, to check in on how the animals were doing.

The bunnies were safely tucked inside their pen.


So were the pigs.
It made me proud to see the chicken was safely perched with the parrots.
However, as soon as I saw this, I knew something was askew.
As suspected, there was carnage in the Vet center.  Not even the poor vet could escape being locked in a guinea pig cage!
Oh to be 4 again!
Photo Credit:  Tilly’s Nest


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  • Anonymous

    Love it! Such a cute set and the story made me smile too! 🙂 – Cristinia

  • Thanks Cristinia!

  • I love the way little one's minds think… wish we could unlock that magic as adults!


  • Hi Tilly´s, happy for blog. I like.

    Teacher Francisco Netto – Brazil

  • Thanks for the giggle! I love when reality goes awry!

  • The photos are wonderful! Your four-year-old is building wonderful memories.

    I grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania. For a few years we were in the egg business and had over 2,000 chickens. I remember going to the egg house on cold winter's nights with my mom and candling the eggs on a conveyer belt. Raising chickens was my dad's idea, but it seemed Mom and I did all the work. He was an accountant in Stroudsburg, but after tax season was over, he became a farmer again. I learned to appreciate these little creatures.

  • I know SA Kim, aren't children magical! They are such great reminders of how we adults should live our lives sometimes.

    Welcome Francisco Netto!

    Glad you liked it Lauren. I just had to share!

    Thank you Elizabeth Balkir! What memories you must have from growing up! Thank you for sharing your story today with us.

  • Very cute post! I am proud to be your newest follower. Yay!

    I have two girls (3 & 6), I completely “get it”. Babies and Barbies never keep their clothes on or hair brushed, zhu zhu pets can be found in the strangest places (just follow the squeaks) and mini my little ponies hurt when stepped on. Some days the best we can hope for is carnage in the vet center. lol Have a blessed day!

  • Kim

    OH that's too cute.

  • Hi Wholesome Mother! Oh, yes, the strangest things happen and I love it when I can just sit back smile and wish I had their imagination! You might also enjoy this post too:

  • Thanks Kim!

  • haha this is brilliant, I think i love your daughter after seeing this

    To be 4 again… I want to play!

  • Thanks Charlotte!

  • Having to read your post made want to go back to the old days and play with my toys!

  • love these captured moments! I just found you guys… and I'm thrilled. We started keeping chickens last fall and just got our first eggs over New Years! Today I collected egg number 4! 🙂 here's my post that includes news of our first egg!

    best, Jules

  • those are nice miniature toys….

  • Thanks Paul and Gian! So glad that you enjoyed the post!

    aka Jules, Congratulations on your first egg! I will definitely be checking out your blog!

  • ong, I thinking my little brother will just love it !

  • I am sure he will ewdzi!

  • very funny and fun …nice

  • THanks puteriamirillis!

  • Playmobil is so awesome in doing this setup where animals are very detailed. I really like this toy. It reminds me of our province where we take care of those animals.