Lesson 1022 – Working with chicks

WC Fields once said “Never work with children or animals.” While he had intended that to be rather snarky Hollywood advice, (don’t work with anyone or thing that can upstage you) in the world of photography this also holds true.

In fact, I might add – “Don’t work with children or animals or chicks.”

As anyone who has tried to get good photos of chicks knows, it takes many, many attempts before you finally get that perfect photo.

Sometimes what you are doing is much more interesting than what they are doing.


Sometimes they want to go to the right.


Sometimes it’s to the left.


And when they’ve had enough, they make sure you know it with chick-attitude.


Once in a while you get a good shot.


And as soon as you do, they are out of there, running back to the members of the flock, ready for a well deserved nap.



Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at Wendy@SimpleThrift.com

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Filed under Backyard Chickens, chicken care, Chicks, Holidays, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Personal, Quotable Chicks, The Family

One response to “Lesson 1022 – Working with chicks

  1. I sense a project for someone who could rig up a small computer to a camera to take a bunch of pictures in sequence.

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