In the wall tent, Cream Puff has chicks! Five of them!
Three little tuxedos and two yellows (there was another dead). She’s still covering four eggs.
And then, in the other broodery, what’s this?Perchick has chicks. Sisters to the day, going broody, and hatching. Fine mothers. These two just went to the top of my valued chickens “list” (there’s no list). She has seven, in three colours. She likes to keep a close eye on me. The newest hatched is like Hey, I’m still damp, I just want to be under someone!She’s still covering her remaining eggs too. That youngest chick is the one most at risk. It’s not ready for eating, and toddling around. It’s just trying to get a nap.
I got faked out. I was checking on them all, frequently, and surprise, an eggshell! That means another chick, and…..and then the smell hit me.
She broke a rotten egg, one she’d been keeping nice and hot for three weeks. Gross! Can’t have that in the nest.
But there was also a wet chick. Wet as just hatched, although I think it had gotten the worst of the overturned water dish. It didn’t dry out fluffy though. It dried out looking wet. I hope it’s looking better tomorrow. If it can make it through the first few days….All seven. They look like bear cubs with beaks.A mama hen umbrella.
Yay! They were both successful.