My soon to be six yr old son recieved this chick from his teacher at school. He has informed me that it was born today, and that this is the egg it came out of! His chick with egg right after being born! This is the chick in it's basket/brooder! So you see, you train them with the plastic chick so they can't pet it to death! Maybe the feed stores should sell these as starter chicks instead of real ones! LOL!!! See how long it takes the kids to get board and nothing has to die! I love how he uses his imagination he will act like this chick is real for about 3-4 days till he gets something new to play with!!!