Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A new Baby!!!

Baby and Lil' Mama are doing fine. 

Under an hour ago, Lil' Mama hatched out the first baby;  there have been 8 eggs under her, so we'll see how she does.  It's so difficult to leave her be;  I just want to keep peeking under her!

And for those of you wondering about the "Xs" on the eggs.....  We needed to mark the eggs that were under her at the start.   There are a couple other quack-a-doodle chickens who favor the box she is laying in;  they squish her to the back and lay their eggs, so we wanted to have a way to determine between her "sitting" eggs and the other eggs.

4 comments:

Andra Gayle said...

So, so very cute!

Calidore said...

Ohh isn't it exciting when they finally start hatching. Your Mumma hen must be very patient - mine would be attacking the camera if I even tried to photograph their babies.

Judy D in WA said...

Look how she is admiring her baby! Precious. Now you are a chicken Gramma!!

kim said...

Congrats! Darling little peep!