Saturday, April 17, 2010

The sky is falling!

I'm as happy as a little girl!

The lone egg that Henny Penny, the Buff Orpington banty, has sat on forever, (only three weeks actually,) hatched today!!!

Once or twice a day, I made Henny get off her charge to eat and drink, and today when I checked on her, I saw a broken egg in her nest.

Horrors! She broke it! There must be a mess underneath her. Or so I thought. I picked her up and there was a tiny wet blob of chick under her!

That's the good news.

I went back a little while later, and the chick was out of the nest and getting cold, so I did what I do when bunny moms push their babies out - I picked it up and put it in a bocks on the stove top.

I don't know if this was the right thing to do or not. If it had been warmer, (forecast low is 38ยบ tonight,) I probably wouldn't have done so.

I'm still just so delighted!

Added Sunday morning - I put the chick back with momma last evening. Just checked on them and both are fine! She literally has the baby under her wing.


Lady Euphoria Deathwatch said...

Hi Fuzzarelly,

Too Cute! Did I tell you that the building that is now my house was once a chicken business. I think of little chicks often.

Hugs, Euhporia

Knitting Linguist said...

Oh, how wonderful!! I'm pulling for both chick and mom :)


Lady, yes you did. And aren't you allergic now?

I love my chickens! So much easier than bunnies, but just as entertaining!

Helena Handbag said...

Wow, a hen that lays eggs and quarters!


Just going through the change.