Little Chickie’s Big Adventure

Tuesday Kalissa and I loaded up ten of our little chicks and took them for a ride to local care center where Kalissa works.


As part of the days activities, we showed the residents the chicks and let them pet them.  We answered all sorts of questions and heard many of their stories of growing up on the farm.  The residents really enjoyed it and to be honest, we did too!!

Can you believe that 11 days ago twenty eight baby chicks fit in the box…now only ten fit.  Those little chickies and growing so fast!!

I know it’s easy to avoid nursing homes.  I know visiting them always puts questions in our own minds about what we’ll be like as we age.  Had we not had this scheduled, I probably would have put it off or cancelled being life here has been so hectic lately.

But…I am SO, SO glad we went.  It was worth the trip.  We could easily see that the residents truly enjoyed seeing the chicks….and just like everything in life, seeing a happy smiling face and knowing you were apart of making that happen is worth anything you gave up to make it happen.

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6 thoughts on “Little Chickie’s Big Adventure

  1. Ranch Wife

    What a sweet thing to do! Don’t you know that brought back so many memories for the residents and that they, and you, were blessed by you’re just taking the time.

  2. cindy

    How very sweet of you and your daughter to think of others. I’m sure that your gesture of bringing the chicks gave the residents a lot of memories of years ago and pleasant thoughts in the coming days. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Daisy C.

    That was such a nice thing to do for them. We always were so excited when Dad brought home our box of new chicks every spring. We had banty chickens too which were always so cute. Thanks for thinking of all those seniors and doing such a wonderful thing.

  4. Ailsa

    It’s a shame people shy away from nursing homes, they are truly wonderful places if the staff are dedicated but there again I’m baised as I manage one.

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