Life is in the Sun
We brought home our spring chickens last weekend and they were so calm and quiet that I worried they were sick.
Our ducklings were happily buzzling all around their cage while the chickens were so worn out that their bodies looked like they were melting into the floor of the cage. I kept checking on them to make sure they were breathing.
The next morning, the chickens were better but still lethargic as they hung out by the lamp and rested.
A couple hours later, we opened the curtains to let the sunlight in and suddenly the chicks perked up. They began to flap their wings and bounce around the cage with joy, welcoming the new day.
They no longer looked sick and drained but alive and well. It turns out, that all they needed to bring life back into their bodies was the sun.