On the eve of our big 4th of July celebration, as I was outside taking care of my animals, I started hearing a "cheep, cheep, cheep"! That certainly got my attention. Upon investigation - you guessed it - a newly hatched baby was under the new Mom back in a hidden area of the chicken run.
4th of July, not a big gift giving occasion, but I guess my cross Easter Egger/Red Jungle Fowl Bantam thought it was a good idea to surprise me.
Haven't actually laid eyes on the new little one - guess you could say Mom's a tad bit cranky just now. I'll catch her in the act next year!
Hope you had a special 4th of July, too!