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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Our New Baby



I really wish I had a better photo but...
I don't.

I'm really writing this post to document our first hatched chick.  Last night I went down to tuck the chickens in for the night and I heard teeny tiny peeps.  My heart started racing.  I gave Henny Penny a nice little pet then gently lifted her off the eggs she's been sitting on for-ever!  There it was, a teeny tiny chick.  My heart was racing!!!

I reluctantly left them alone until this morning.

When Ernie got home I told him and he said something about what to baby chicks eat........ I told him Momma would take care of her baby.  I woke up at 3 am worried about what baby chicks eat!!!  So after an hour of tossing and turning, I got up to find out. I headed to my favorite site--Google and punch in chick just hatched which led me to chick just hatched now what.  Basically I found out that they need some baby chick food and water, just like I thought.  And Momma will take care of the rest.

Now I will move Momma and baby and the remaining eggs to the new corner pen so baby has room to play while Momma works on the rest of the family.

Can you tell I'm a bit excited!!!

2 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

Congratulations Grandma :)
What are you naming the new baby?!?
And does it need a quilt?!?

Diane said...

congratulations!!! never a dull moment at your place!