A couple of days ago we brought home 5 more chicks to add to our chicken family. Two Buff Orpingtons and 3 Road Island Reds.
They are just so cute to watch. Only a little over a week old and they are already scratching and pecking, not to mention pooping all over the place.
But last night, as we were getting ready for bed my hubby noticed that they seemed a little distressed. They were chirping very loudly and not settling down like they should be. Then it dawned on him (not me because I’m clueless about that stuff) that they were probably missing their Momma.
This was confirmed by watching them for a little while. They would try to get underneath each other for comfort but none of them of course were big enough to handle that responsibility. That’s when my hubbalicious had an ingenious idea.
He suggested we put a stuffed animal in there to act as a stand in Momma. My daughter was happy to oblige with one of her old teddy bears and the rest is history. As soon as we put the teddy bear in there they snuggled up underneath it and went right to sleep.
Can I get a big Awwwww…..! Yeah, it was pretty darn cute.
I took it out for now so they would have more room to run around in but you can be sure that Momma Bear will be back in there tonight.
Have a fabulous day my friends.