Aisha, 3yo, + Brioni, 2yo, December 2008
With its gender still undeterminable, our chick is growing bigger and getting bolder. We try to handle it every day to keep it tame.

We’re currently keeping our chick on the kitchen counter in a polysterene box under a lamp. It perches on a toy lamb and peers out or crouches under it and snoozes. At night-time, it springs up and catches the insects that flirt with the light.

I really hope it doesn’t grow into a rooster. I’m starting to like it and would not like to have explain its sudden disappearance to the girls.