Thursday, May 19, 2011

Bottoms up!

My daughter is the mother hen!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

My brood............

Well the saga of the chicks continues. Margarita is doing very well eating and pooping on a what seems to be a 10 mins basis. Vladivar (the black one) is doing a little better, he enjoys being held by my teenager and watching Glee on the computer or the Celtics on TV! He is still very small an a little feeble & is going to be the runt of the brood...poor baby!

Number 3 egg did not hatch so the other teacher & myself did a c-section in the yard after school......alas it was not fertile even though we had candled it! So then I panicked as any mother hen would as how could we have a coop with 1 fit and 1 might not make it chick? So i went to the local farm and picked out 3 good layers who were 3 weeks old. Here they are Alfie, Sophia & Lizzy!

So my house is a nature reserve at the moment two baby chicks in a heated cage in my sons bedroom, the three above are in the screened porch. Meanwhile my cat & dog are going crazy with all the peeping going on.

Vladivar the unsteady!
Meanwhile my husband is saying WTF did you do? This house is wild!

Alfie & Sophia 3 weeks old.
I smile sweetly & say I'm going to a Sheep & Wool show next week.........

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I'm a mummy again!

So I guess I have been broody yet again! I have moved away from the them as I do however they cost too much & I'm experiencing the teenage years at present....which can be challenging!

We have incubated 3 eggs and today two of them hatched. It was such an amazing experience talking to the eggs and watching them respond by pecking their way out of the egg......chicken whisperer here I come. I have to say that they are very ugly at birth but as soon as they fluff up....ohhh adorable as the Americans would say! The English would say cute!

The first one is called margarita...not the pizza! Number 2 is Cosmopolitan and number 3 has not cracked be continued.

Pictures are to follow....I have a new phone & not quite sure how to get the photo's off it yet! I spent the day receiving calls with no sound... had to wait for the princess to sort it out out after school!