Friday, August 22, 2014

Broody Baldy's Update

After nearly seven weeks of sitting (on two batches of eggs), and a failed attempt at chick adoption, Baldy has finally hatched a chick!

That fuzzy brownish lump in the corner is the baby! Kind of hard to see, but Baldy was getting really mad so I didn't try too long to get a good picture.  Will wait until they are walking around for a better shot!


During chores Thursday afternoon, there were still four eggs under her.  When I went out to lock them up for the night, I was surprised to hear some new peeping and peeked under her again.  One chick ( Ameraucana from the looks of it, and due to the fact that it was a green eggs I saw pieces of) and three eggs.

This chick was born exactly at day 21 for this second batch of eggs.  How exciting! I'm not sure if we'll have any more chicks from the other three eggs, but I'm hoping!

And I'm thinking that now Baldy can get over being broody and become a great mama hen. I'll be sure to keep you updated. 

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