I have received word from home that another box of chicks has arrived. We already have a slew of meat chicks and several ducks just sprouting their first feathers, now another batch of fuzzballs. This new batch is destined for a life of laying eggs. Theoretically. They’re in the house right now. My nine-year-old gave me a full report, and I could hear her grinning over the phone.
The chicks in this photo were actually last year’s batch. Several of them grew up to be featured on a book cover.
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