Barnyard Babies Address Labels rotate between baby chicks, barn owls, sheep, and kittens. Here are some fun facts about these baby barn animals. Baby chicks can breathe before they hatch. An egg actually contains pores large enough for an exchange of air. Baby barn owls are called owlets, and owls are nocturnal creatures. They keep the rodent problem down along with the kittens. Baby sheep, called lambs, can identify their mothers by her bleat. Kittens can't taste sweets and in America, we spend more annually on cat food than on baby food. The ancestor of all domestic kittens is the African Wild Cat which still exists today. Matching checks are also available.