Pet Chickens…

Yesterday, when I arrived home from church I almost stepped on this little chick when I got out of the truck.

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I couldn’t ignore the sweet little chirping, so I carried him in the house. I grabbed an old Rubbermaid tub and some moss (I couldn’t think of anything else) and made a little house in my living room. Aaron discovered what I was doing and went outside to try and find the hen that was sitting the nest this little guy came from. I was hoping we could reunite the family, but instead Aaron returned with 13 brothers and sisters and an unhatched egg. Oh my.

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We placed the unhatched egg into the incubator and set up a heat lamp, automatic waterer, and feeder. The egg hatched this afternoon.

Now we have 15 baby chicks in our house. I know we live on a farm, but our chickens are a true natural selection experiment. The strongest survive without help from us. We’ve raised sheep and goats in our living room, but never birds! Oh my…

What do you think?