My sudden disappearance was due to the lad suddenly arriving with kidlets in tow. He went crabbing & left the kidlets with me.
We worked on how to interact with the animals.
Easier without mum constantly telling me how little she is. I know how little she is.
One is never too little to learn how to interact with another species correctly.
We are getting there. Don't follow directives about being quiet & gentle then out you go because this is the chickens home!
Thankfully all my girls are very good with the kidlets. They seem to understand they are little & are tolerant. The girl went home covered in chicken poop [she got into the coop proper when I got distracted]. The lad went home covered in food dye. We cooked & iced cupcakes while his sister napped.
I need about a week to recover I think.