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.

5 comments:

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 :)

FUZZARELLY said...

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!

FUZZARELLY said...

Just going through the change.