Like most everything else in life, our chick project hasn’t been going quite as planned. To recap I brought home three Buff Orpington chicks a few weeks ago, not because we needed more laying hens, but because my kids love them so much.
The difference between three chicks as pets and 25 laying birds is that my kiddos loved on those same three birds constantly. And funny enough, those birds have gotten quite attached to my kids!
Which has lead to the problem of the free-range chicks.
We had chicks on our laps during movies, while playing games, and even during school. And since this is not my idea of a “teacher’s pet,” it was time to move those girls outside!
They are more attached to Brett and Anna than ever now, since outside is an intimidating place. I’m watching them through the window as I’m typing and the kids are trying to get a chick to stay in one place (no idea…) and the little bird is having none of it. She is right there by their feet at all times.
So not as planned, but pretty great anyhow.