Goodbye Chicks

This morning we said “so long” to our temporary pets.

As strange as it was hearing the sound of chirping in our house all day long, it’s going to be even more strange not hearing it.  We had grown quite close to our 10 fuzzy friends who were quickly trading in their fuzziness for real feathers.  They had gotten brave enough to fly out of their temporary holding box (that we moved them to while we would clean their brooder box).

But tonight our house is feather free.  No more cleaning chick poop multiple times a day, no more watching them jump over each other to get to the food, or seeing them drink water (the cutest thing ever).  No more being concerned with the temperature of their box, no more incubators, and no more starter food.  It’s amazing how after one short month of caring for eggs then chicks, we could have all gotten so attached.  But all is well.  The kids (and possibly the adults also) learned so much during this embryology project and everyone had a great time even though some work was involved.

So please if you ever get the chance to participate in a project like this, do it.  You may be a little sad when it’s time to say goodbye, but the experience is priceless.

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