Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

Yesterday the baby chicks started to break through the eggs into the big world.  Today they all hatched.
 A lot of work
for a little one and sadly one did not make it (after making the initial hole).  One had to be
helped a little this afternoon and now is in the brooder box with it's siblings.
6 babies.  Warm and safe.  It was a great experience and one that we will try
again later in the summer.  These chickens are destined for a friend who is married
to a guy who is an ex butcher.  A barter for lessons in processing.
But right now they are adorable.  Snoopy hangs about the closed bathroom door like
he is the proud papa and not the rooster who has been strutting around guarding his
ladies and telling us all about it at 6am.

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