Hatching chicks, young chicks, retiring chicks, and dying chick
Living on a farm teaches you about the cycle of life.
Sometimes there are days that beginnings & endings happen all at once.
Today we have chicks hatching in the incubator!
It's a day early from my calculations but they are cracking the shells and announcing their arrival with little peeps from within. It's so fun to watch them enter the world.
That means that we need to get the young chicks that we hatched in our earlier batches out of the brooder and into the hen house. We tried this last week and the young rooster got picked nearly to death. Some picking on little ones is normal but they were just terrible to that poor guy. Today we will try to introduce them again. I'm watching closely from the window so the mean hens can be identified and "retired".
It's a full circle ~ a wonderful thing to experience ~ life.
So I commend the enjoyment of life, because nothing is better for a man under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany him in his work all the days of the life God has given him under the sun.