Then a couple of them got a little more bold. They dared to peek outside! The sun was bright and the mini-run was waiting to be explored.
Today the kids had a half day of school and it was time to go and pick them up. After grabbing a quick bite of food and ice cream to celebrate the last day of school, we arrived home to discover all six of the little cuties outside in the run. There they were exploring, scratching, discovering treasures, and acting like chickens.
After three hours outside it was time to return the little ones back to the brooder. I’m sure they needed a nap. As I returned them to the brooder, they gobbled up their food and water as if they hadn’t eaten for days. Then Storey headed over and cuddled up with the chicken mirror. One by one, the others followed suit, until they were all nestled closely together making a quilt of chicks. I could hear sleepy trills of pure contentment coming from this pile of chicks. I can only imagine their dreams!
Photo Credit: Tilly’s Nest
Everything had been running so smoothly. The baby chicks were settling into their brooder and seemed to be growing right before our eyes. Their wing feathers began to grow in and our little ones had gotten the hang of scratching in the shavings and preening. Lots and lots of time spent preening. Sometimes, they were sweet and even preened one another. They dined together and slept together like a chicken quilt under the EcoGlow 20 Brooder. We just cannot get enough of these fluff balls!