Posted by: Diane | May 1, 2013

Chicken Farmer Connor

You “met” Connor back in June, 2012. He’s the younger brother of a young lady whom I tutor.  Now, it’s that time of the year when his pride-and-joy little chicks have hatched and he’s a new “daddy” once again.

Connor's chicks 1

He’s the only 13 year old boy I know who has chicken and turkey eggs incubating in his bedroom.

He’s a chicken expert, that’s for sure.  Here’s a fascinating fact – did you know the chickens have an egg tooth?  Its a small, sharp temporary cap that sits on the end of the beak and is primarily used to help the chick break into the air sac within the egg and eventually used to break out of the shell. When the mission is accomplished, the egg tooth disappears. Amazing!

egg tooth

Connor handles each of his chicks with love and gentleness.  I was absolutely enthralled watching him take care of a newborn chick that had stumbled into the water dish. I could tell that Connor was concerned because as he politely answered all my questions, he had his constant eye on that one little chick.  Eventually, he excused himself and put the chick back in the incubator to keep him warm and to give him more time to adjust to life outside the egg. That chick survived and continues to thrive.

Connor's chicks 2

What a great picture of the Father’s love for us. His gentleness, His constant eye on us, His willingness to go after us when we stray. It reminds me of the shepherd’s commitment to his sheep.

Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?  Luke 15.4 NIV

Father God. Lover of my soul.

God's love for us 1


  1. Thanks Diane, I needed to hear this today. Wendy

    • So glad that I could remind you of God’s love for you, Wendy.

  2. thanks for reminding me that I’m God’s chick!

  3. He loves it when we find shelter from the storms of life under His wings!

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