Illustrations about chicks

I read a lot of books about animals, I’m very interested in ethology and, of course, I love to picture the animals I read about. So I’ve made these two illustrations about chicks, after reading a book by the Italian ethologist Vallortigara.

Despite of be known for their stupidity, chickens are very smart animals. They are able to understand basic arithmetic and illusory contours, they can anticipate future events and, my favorite characteristic, they feel emotions, empathy and they are very sociable.