Monday morning I headed to the chicken coop
to see if the eggs under the two setting
hens had hatched.
It was day 21. Nothing.
I went back a couple of hours later
and found this!
Well I actually heard it before
I saw it.
Peep Peep Peep
and then out from under Momma's
wing popped this sweet little head.
Then this little one came out
from the other side!
Two little chicks
exploring their world
for the first time.
And then there were three!
A later trip to the coop revealed
there were 3 little fuzzy chicks.
The little one on it's momma
is a little mixed Black Australorp/
and the other two are pure bred
Now isn't that the cutest
little 'fuzzy butt' you've
Momma 'Golda Meir'
is already showing her chicks
how to hunt and peck just like the
big girls do.
Unfortunately the eggs under
'Helen From Hell'
didn't hatch. Two were not
fertilized and two were
but she must not have spent enough
time on her nest keeping them warm
as they were not fully developed.
I put Helen back in with the other chickens.
Today we'll open momma and the chicks
door and they will be allowed to
explore the big wide world
in the safety of their own 'run'.
It should be an exciting day
for the little family
and us too!