Friday, 1 July 2011

Awaiting New Arrivals

Knitwits Yarns

Our baby chicks are due this weekend and we're like anxious parents pacing up and down to the hen house to check for developments.

G thinks he heard faint cheeping on Wednesday evening which may well have been the chicks in the eggs (you can hear them for a couple of days before they're born).

Today Mummy hen kicked out a couple of eggs which we opened and had a quick biology lesson (very interesting but not for the squeamish). She obviously knows which ones are live and which ones aren't - by feel? who knows - these are her first babies so instinct is a marvellous thing.

We're hoping for 3 or 4 chicks (from 8 eggs). Watch this space!!

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