Proud Madame Cluck leads her brood of 7 chicks on a dress parade before Ellen and Bill, inhabitants-to-be of the up and coming ranch house. Strutting and clucking along, she never suspects that her curious little pack is being claimed one by one in the nooks and crannies of nail kegs, lumber stacks, rocks, glass partitions, etc. Her shock at finding herself chick-less is instantly relieved by Bill's ingenious method of tempting the strays out of hiding with a delectable sprinkling of grain. Humor mounts as each chick disappears, and reaches its peak when Mother suddenly awakens. Young tricksters will be especially delighted.