our first hatchling

We were surprised today by the arrival of our first chick having poked its way out of its shell late this morning! As we weren’t expecting them to start till tomorrow, it was a little surprise!┬áSo far we only have one, but the shells of 6 more have little holes in them where more little chicks are on their way out.

Piper is so excited to see a tiny little birdy in the house. Every time anyone even attempts to look in to check, she is quite vocal about being picked up so she can look as well.

I’m so proud to be able to raise my children this way – knowing right away where food and animals come from. That chicken and eggs don’t come from neat little packages in the store, but that they are alive. Life is given so that life can continue, be it plants or animals. Hopefully by raising children this way, they will develop a sense of respect for where their food comes from.