Picked up my 6 day old SLW chicks yesterday. I brought them in and put them in the brooder I have fixed up for them, with their food and water and light. Of course I watched them for quite a while, I tear myself away to do other things...but always end up back at the brooder box looking at the chicks! Well, my Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Delta, is on chicken watch with me. When I do manage to tear myself away for a while, she will come to me and start acting like she is hungry or wants outside...but she wants me to go check the chicks! This morning she woke me up at 6:30am! I thought she wanted out, so I go into the living room and head for the door, but she stops at the brooder and looks in, then looks at me and 'woos' at me. Anyone who has had a Chessie knows what I am talking about when I say she 'woos'. It isn't a howl or a bark...it is a woo sound. She makes it when she is excited or happy. She interrupted a dream I was having about being at the beach! I was almost to the sand when she woke me up!