We received a shipment of more than two dozen chicks to raise into meat chickens (as opposed to egg-layers). The mortality rate for such chicks is fairly high; five have died so far.
My darling stridently-atheist 10-year-old daughter buried one of the dead chicks. She spaded some earth, set the dead chick in the hole, and then sprinkled a small amount of chick feed before covering up the body.
"Why did you bury some chick feed with the chick?"
"It was the only thing she was interested in."
I may have found her spiritual opening. I will not press, but I will provide more opportunities.
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