Today I went out to the grow-out pen to prepare it for some of the chicks ready to transition to outside. I noticed about 3 days ago the two bowls I use to feed the little guys were upside-down, which they often are as I keep the pen open for anyone when it's not being used for chicks. Well, I bent over to pick up the bowls and there was something underneath one! After recovering from the fright of my life, I picked up the bowl again and found a young chicken underneath! He was thin and weak, and soaking wet, probably from condensation. He had been under that bowl for probably 3 days. This is not a little chick - he filled the bowl! Anyway, he was a very lucky little fella. If this had been summer, he would never have survived. As it is, he's sneezing and weak, but is eating and drinking and seems otherwise okay. Lesson learned - never leave a bowl upside-down!!!