Isn't that just the cutest thing ever? A yellow fluff ball - they are really really soft when you pick them up. My parents had just gotten some day old chicks the last time I went home to visit, about 30 of them - the chick in this picture is about a day and a half old. So, so so cute!
Despite their young age, they are quite personable and entertaining to watch. They such curious, 'pecky' animals. I was slightly horrified the first time I went to see them - they were sleeping, and a few of them looked so limp and dead...I took them for goners. My mom laughed and said that's just how they sleep...and sure enough, like they knew we were talking about them, they jumped up and started pecking away again.
Unfortunately, they're not so cute anymore. I've been informed, that in about a week that have lots of feathers already growing in...and have turned towards the less-cute, adolescent term of life. Lol.