|Video of Mama and Babies|
Then I had to just accept the fact that I was raising chicks, AGAIN, and that was really a buzzkill. But it seemed inhumane to hand helpless babies to a completely incompetent mother for whom negligent homicide was second nature. Right?
I took some time to set up a new space for her, a separate pen from the rest of the flock, and got the babies from their isolette. I took them to the pen in a pet carrier and opened the door.. The look on her face as she found them in her next clucking, scouting circle was priceless.
|Video #2 of Mama and Baby Chicks|
I worried I would find one less chick this morning. Or worse. I worry that I'll find another dead or broken and dying chick tomorrow morning. But it's her business, and I'm committed to letting go of the process. I can't save everything. Knowing what and who I "took to raise" is wisdom I need to take to heart.
|Video #3--Good night Please, everyone be alive at dawn, ok?|