So I got 21 three week old chicks.(red sex). My two year old just adores them, probably as much as he loves the dogs and the guinea pigs, doesn't care much for the cats though. Anyhow, he loves to help me feed the animals, and the chicks specially. I taught him to always ask before going over to the huge 3 foot by 6 foot brooder my husband built for them a week and half ago after I complained they needed more room and I was unsure how I would provide them that since the chicks are in my house. Yes you read that right, they are in my dining room because well, I live in northern ontario and the weather is all over the place right now. one day its hot the next you need your winter coat. Yesterday it was only 3 and today its 27 (celcious). so the best place for them is in the house until the temps normalize in about a month. Getting back on track here!! My son was busy playing with his fridge magnet talking alphabet letters and I ran outside to get the dog who jumped the fence to go see the post people. In the 2 minutes I was gone he pushed a chair to the fireplace and grabbed the oatmeal bag I accidentally left up there this morning after I sprinkled a small handful in the brooder for the chicks. After he grabbed it he opened it and was about to dump it into the brooder when I walked in and when He saw me he quickly started pouring it in. Well he covered a few chicks in oatmeal, who then ran around because they were being pecked by the rest... and dumped about half the bag in. Well I think I learned my lesson about leaving the bag out of the cupboard. but will my chickies be ok?? that is a lot of oatmeal!!! I scoopped a lot of it out and tossed it in the trash but there is still a lot in there. I love the enthusiasm my little one has towards animals so I can't really say he was bad or anything of the sort, as I don't want him to lose his love for helping me or the animals, after all it was really my fault. In any event I have to say I am really proud that my kids love animals so much. Now the rest of my family..well that is a whole other story for another day!!