I could not believe my eyes! There were two tiny baby chicks! What? Some hen has been setting on eggs but where? I have searched every inch of the barn floor for eggs. How could I possibly have missed her? On further investigation I found the shells on this overhead shelf next to a support board where she could get across. Honestly, who would have thought to look above my head? I couldn’t even see the hen from the ground.
The two chicks weren’t as big as a quarter and certainly didn’t weigh as much as a quarter. The hen had to push them off the shelf which is a 10′ fall. One of the chicks was obviously injured because he couldn’t walk and ultimately did not make it so I am left with one chick in October. It is impossible to get a good picture but here is a fuzzy one just to prove there really is a chick with a mom in the barn. I apologize for the quality of this photo.
Let’s all say a little prayer that this baby chick isn’t a rooster or I’ll be sorry I went to such lengths to save his life. Ha! Every day there’s something around here. Since we have had two cold nights, I have worked at getting the Three Amigos into the barn at chores each afternoon which is no small job either.
This is what I’m putting together today – 1″ triangle squares for a border. Aren’t they sweet? I’ll be showing you the quilt very soon.