Hold onto your heart, and get ready to count! How many baby chicks can you find in this photo? Believe it or not, there are fourteen!
This was taken when Gracie and her hatchmates were not even a month old while out for a backyard excursion. The portable playpen kept their exploration confined so I wasn’t chasing baby chicks in a dozen different directions.
After a long period of playing, everyone decided it would be good to take a nap in the last sunny spot left for them as their play area became filled with shadows. You can see how they like to cuddle up close and how they sometimes like to rest their heads on one another.
These were some of the best days of my life. It was when the answer to the question, “What are you going to do today?” always had the answer, “I’m going to take my chickens outside to play!”
Those were wonderful days when my little chicks were learning about their world and I was learning about them. They were such joyful days for all of us.
And if you weren’t able to find all fourteen, did you find the one little chick who fell asleep before making it to the others?